Caring for Cast Iron

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Re: Caring for Cast Iron

Unread post by Farmfresh » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:34 pm

Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
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Re: Caring for Cast Iron

Unread post by Old Fashioned » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:34 pm

I'm not sure, but I think using a metal scratcher to clean it actually took off some of the pre-seasoning from the factory. Looking at the inside of the skillet under the right light, I can see a difference in the color & surface. My bad, very very bad. So now I'm working on re-seasoning it and to use a more mild scrubber. :shock:

Also, a couple of months ago I found one of the large dutchovens with legs at Walmart on clearance for $30. Well, of course I bought one, and have kicked my own butt for not buying the other there as well.

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Re: Caring for Cast Iron

Unread post by Farmfresh » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:58 am

Never fear. This cowboy guy that I post a LOT of his videos usually takes a GRINDER to new cast iron to get them really smooth and then re-seasons. Basically you constantly re-season cast iron constantly. There is nothing you can do to it - bar cracking it with a hammer - to really ruin the stuff.
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Re: Caring for Cast Iron

Unread post by Old Fashioned » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:16 pm

That's what I thought too of them being nearly indestructible. But I'm learnng as I go and know it is a continual process.

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Re: Caring for Cast Iron

Unread post by Rhodie Ranch » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:10 am

I have several pieces of cast iron. I've never used it so I'll be selling it at a garage sale.

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Re: Caring for Cast Iron

Unread post by Farmfresh » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:41 am

NOOOOO. You are missing the best cookware ever murphy! Why have you never used it?
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Re: Caring for Cast Iron

Unread post by Old Fashioned » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:40 am

A friend of hubs/ours had said one day that he has a bunch of old cast iron stored away somewhere and would bring it to me when he found it again. Well the other day he brought me a skillet....dirty with cobwebs & plenty of rust. He said to scrub it out really good, then put in some butter & onions & fry till crisp, then clean it out again and maybe do that a few times if needed to get the rust out. I was skeptical, but I did it as he said and IT WORKED!
I only did the onions 1 time and it looked pretty good on the inside, so I dried it then put it in a hot oven smeared with a dab of oil for about an hour. Since it looked so good I cooked some hamburger patties in it, and some fried taters in my Lodge for supper last night. Hubs even raved about the burger patties. Yep, they were gooooooood |em24| No rusty or onion or off taste whatsoever. McDonalds eat your heart out!
Now I can't wait till he brings me more! |em1|

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Re: Caring for Cast Iron

Unread post by Farmfresh » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:13 pm

I LOVE cast iron!
Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
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Re: Caring for Cast Iron

Unread post by calendula » Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:10 pm

That's awesome OF! I love my cast iron too. I've had a lot of my pans for over a decade, and they still look just the same as when I first bought them.

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