Early 1900's, Antique Thermal Soapstone Griddle is round, 16" diameter and encased in a metal ring with handles. Upscale country chic kitchen to the campfire. Primitive Americana. It’s 16” diameter is the largest one I’ve seen.
This wonderful primitive piece of Americana hails from a Central Wisconsin farm and was purchased at auction. I didn't know what this beauty was at first. It was identified and dated from Country Antiques & Primitives by Dorothy Hammond, Funk & Wagnalls, 1975.
An antique soapstone griddle is a highly sought after country collectible and can be used either as a decorative piece or as a functional griddle that will give many (more) years of remarkable use.
The soapstone is in outstanding condition. Only the bottom side has a stain from use. Usually these griddles are found totally black. The metal ring that surrounds the soapstone is beginning to get a bit rusty, but still highly acceptable. The handles are quite rusted. You will definitely need a potholder!
Soapstone has been a prime cookware choice since the early settlers because it heats evenly, doesn't alter flavor or react to acids, keeps food warm and, nowadays, can go directly from oven (or cooktop or campfire) to your table.
Today, it will keep your pizza hot for hours. Have a pellet or cast iron stove? Sit the griddle on top to help keep the room warm longer. Soapstone has been used for many purposes – even as welding markers, because it can withstand high temperatures and open flames.
Coming out of barn storage after many years, this large soapstone griddle can now grace your fashionable country kitchen or outdoor camp fire. Also a great design piece for a rustic, primitive, historical setting.
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