In addition to being a deep fryer, the pan could of course be used as a saucepan. Because of the narrow clearance between the bale and the pan, the lid itself had to have very thin clearance. You wouldnt use a lid when youre deep frying anyway, but it will be nice when using it as a saucepan.
The lid does have some chips on the underside of the lid. There is a small blob of extra iron on the bottom inside of the pan, a casting flaw as shown in the picture where Im pointing to it.To me the basket looks like it mightve been run through someones dishwasher. If someone in your house has run your favorite aluminum baking pan through the dishwasher, you know what Im talking about not that thats ever happened to me of course. It doesnt affect the usefulness of the basket, it just takes the shine out of the aluminum and changes the looks of it. Pan has been meticulously cleaned to bare metal via electrolysis then very well seasoned with four rounds of seasoning for an hour each round resulting in a dark pan.
Youll love using this pan because well who doesnt love fried things? If you have any questions, feel free to message me. The item "Restored WAGNER Cast Iron Deep Fryer 1265, Replacement Lid, Basket, Ready To Use" is in sale since Friday, August 20, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Cookware\Other Collectible Cookware".
The seller is "castironwhisperer1" and is located in Middletown, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States.