Editors’ Recommendations Legent Bourbon Teams Up with Tokyo Butcher Kentaro Nakahara 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States How to Make a Cuban Sandwich, According to Chefs The Burger Show’s Alvin Cailan Shares His Burger-Making Secrets The Best Cast Iron Camping Cookware Your grandparents knew the value of cooking with cast iron cookware. The trend might have faded when Teflon came out, but cast iron is cool again and now a Portland company has put a brand new spin on the time-honored classic.Mike Whitehead’s Finex Company creates handcrafted, heirloom-quality cast iron skillets. They are octagonal in shape and feature six pouring spouts, a quick-cooling wire-spring handle and a smooth CNC-machined interior.With a background in manufacturing and design, Whitehead began experimenting with ways to create his idea of a perfect cast iron skillet. Once he accomplished his vision, he took his company plan to Kickstarter and found overwhelming support. The campaign ended on November 17, 2013 with 1,558 backers pledging $211,028.Since that time, the company has moved into a production facility and now churns out beautifully handcrafted skillets, lids, and trivets. Prices range from $125 for the 8-inch cast iron skillet to $270 for the 12-inch cast iron set to $225 for the 12-inch cast iron twin spring grill pan.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Dow Jones industrial average is closing at another record high.The Dow rose 128 points, or 0.8 per cent, to 15,746, beating the record it set last Tuesday by 66 points.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose seven points, or 0.4 per cent, to 1,770, just one point below its own all-time high.One of the biggest gainers in the S&P 500 index was Ralph Lauren, which rose $9.33, or 5.5 per cent, to $180.52. The luxury retailer reported earnings that beat analysts’ estimates and issued an optimistic forecast for the holiday season.The Nasdaq composite fell eight points, or 0.2 per cent, to 3,932.The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.63 per cent from 2.67 per cent.More stocks rose than fell on the New York Stock Exchange. Dow Jones industrial average closes at an all-time high of 15,744; S&P 500 near its own record AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Nov 6, 2013 2:16 pm MDT