Annual thread for cooking on or in the wood stove or just in general. I just today got the coolest piece yet. This: Needs a good seasoning. Got it for DH for Christmas so it'll be a little bit before we use it. I can't wait! It's so cool-I got the higher base to use on the gas stove. Anyone ever use a cast iron waffle maker before? I was randomly searching vintage and antique cast iron cookware and found out about them. I also picked up these a set of little pot holders that fit on the handles of the skillets. Nice. And a set of cook books that at a quick glance had some wicked looking recipes. We usually use the skillet for general cooking, eggs, pancakes, etc. No specific recipes. We have been using the dutch oven in the range oven to cook whole chickens. 300 for several hours. YUM. moist, browned skin.