This Instructible documents a tested method for breaking the kind of object that normally falls under the description “indestructible.” Something like the item pictured above, which was once a twelve-inch Wagner skillet and is now scrap metal.
One cast-iron frying pan (note: this method has not been tested on pans smaller than 12 inches)
A high kitchen ceiling (8-10 feet)
A distinct lack of foresight (or a good supply of foolish optimism – your choice)
Read on for five minutes or so of morbid amusement!
Step 1: Step One: Storage Decision
Because of a shortage of kitchen storage space for large objects, choose to keep your cast-iron frying pan on top of the kitchen cabinets, in that mostly-empty space below the ceiling. Obviously, this won’t be practicable if your kitchen ceiling is too low, or your cabinetry is topped by soffits. In that case, you’ll need to move to a more suitable house in order to follow these directions.
IMPORTANT: The cabinets should be high enough so that you have to stand on tiptoe and kind of push the frying pan up into its place. The handle will stick out, but that’s fine; nobody’s going to walk into it, and it’ll be easier to get hold of to take it down again.
On no account should you use your ingenuity to find a lower-down place to store the frying pan, such as in that handy drawer under the oven. It’s too much of a nuisance to have to stack several pans inside each other and remove one or two just to get out the bottom one.
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