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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: Made by a blacksmith and stamped with the name "GRAVES," this gridiron was used in hearth cooking in the 18th and early 19th centuries before the advent of the cookstove. Dragging hot coals from the firebed to a place on the brick hearth, and placing the gridiron directly over the coals, the cook then placed the food to be broiled or toasted on the rack. This implement is fitted with a drip pan to catch the grease, perhaps from meats like bacon.

 

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Gridiron

height   5.5"
width   11.87"
depth   19.25"
process/materials   wrought iron
item type   Household Goods/Food Processing Tools & Equipment
accession #   #2000.20.517


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See Also...

Long-handled frying pan

Toasting iron


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