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Vizguy

Largest Cast Iron Skillet that can fit on KJ Classic? (dont mind sawing off handle)

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Folks, what is the largest Cast Iron Skillet that can be used on a KJ Classic?
Note: I don't mind a little hack saw action if necessary.

 

And more importantly, what kind of success have folks had with them?

 

It will be for multi purpose, such as full steak sears, deep dish pizza's, etc..

 

I was at Academy Sports last night, and the Lodge 15" skillet was $39.

The smaller13.25" was $35

 

I didn't have a tape measure to get an idea of the true diameters with handle removed.

 

Thanks

Vizguy - visualizing stuff "everywhere"

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The 13" does pretty much whatever I want it to. A 15" may just fit, but I don't really know if you need the additional 2 inches. Good luck with your selection and happy cooking. By the way the pan seared chicken is a really fun cook. The recipe is in the poultry section. 

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Ummm you can get a frying pan and saw off the handle, but they already make cast irons without long handles.

 

Something like a dutch oven is usually the diameter of a skillet without a long handle. It will cook the same as well.

Fits  a little better than a skillet.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Lodge-L8DOL3-Pre-Seasoned-Cast-Iron-Handles/dp/B00063RWYI/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1414169377&sr=8-4&keywords=lodge+dutch+oven

 

That's the same as a 10.25 skillet.

 

One with short handles (large diameter though)

 

http://www.amazon.com/Lodge-L17SK3-Pre-Seasoned-Skillet-17-inch/dp/B00063RWVG/ref=sr_1_5?s=kitchen&srs=2595663011&ie=UTF8&qid=1414169429&sr=1-5&keywords=lodge

 

Smaller diameter cast iron wok:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Lodge-Pro-Logic-P14W3-Black-14-inch/dp/B00063RXQK/ref=sr_1_19?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1414169524&sr=1-19&keywords=lodge

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I got a 10" Dutch Oven recently.  But I only have a small Big Green Egg.  So could not fit anything larger. 

 

http://www.kamadoguru.com/topic/14750-picked-up-a-new-piece-of-lodge-ci/?p=171932

 

Like others have posted, a Dutch Oven can do everything a frying pan can do, and it can also do this!  :-D

 

http://www.kamadoguru.com/topic/14750-picked-up-a-new-piece-of-lodge-ci/?p=172423

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Why ruin a good piece of Cast Iron with a hack saw? That's just plain wrong!   This Lodge Skillet is 17 inches. That is the largest you will find that will fit on a Classic, plus you won't have to do a hack job on it. My Joes see Cast Iron weekly....Great Stuff!!!

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Caution ... The Lodge 17" skillet shown in the post above will NOT fit in the Kamado Joe Classic II.

 

I ordered it based on the post above and now am having to try to return it. It's close, but the Kamado lid will not fit.

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I love to cook "chicken under a brick" (usually use bone-in, skin on thighs) and my family loves it (all 6 of us). 

 

My wife is not a fan at all of the oil that pops out all over the stove top, etc.  

 

I'm hoping to use the big skillet to cook "chicken under a brick" on my new Kamado Joe classic II over charcoal ... hoping I can put 10 chicken thighs in the big skillet ....

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6 hours ago, Edward Cook said:

The description and some reviews say the overall diameter is over 18" so this may be a little big for a Classic Joe. At least Amazon has good returns if it doesn't work and you didn't have to cut anything.

Personally I'd go with a 15" and cut the handle. It should take less then 5 minutes with a new hacksaw blade and the exposed end will season to a point where you'll never know. 

When I did this I did smooth the cut with some sand paper. Cast iron is soft and easy to cut and sand.

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