Originally Posted by nicolelynn
Ok cool! I am gonna try it soon, then. I have a nice 4 qt crock pot.
I still have a cheap Target kitchen: teflon type stuff (terrible I know...I'm buying one peice of stainless steel and cast iron at a time) and before I made it in one of those pot and I couldn't help but picture the teflon melting into and toxifying my healthy brew after all those hours of simmering.
Christmas presents! Pots and pans make great gifts. Garage/estate sales are very good places to pick up cast iron. Also, Goodwill sometimes has amazing finds.
My mom picked up 6 cast iron frying pans at an estate sale this summer for $30. She gave the biggest to me: it's huge, exactly what I needed, since our family keeps growing. She gave the rest to my SIL, who is trying to replace her cheap stuff, too.