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cb4004 12-21-2012 04:51 PM

Cast Iron ?
 
I got a cast Iron kit a few years back, tried the skillet and 4qt pot a couple of that was about it. I recently pulled them out of the attic recently only to find them with rust (obviously didn't season them right) my question is, what can I do to get them to be functioning tools in my kitchen, or has the damage been done?

chicagokp 12-21-2012 04:53 PM

How bad is the rust? Only surface? You can sand or wire wheel it? Or do a quick soak in a 50/50 mix of water and vinegar. Then sand, dry in the oven and season.

Southstar Jeff 12-21-2012 04:55 PM

If the rust is light, you can scour it off, then reseason. A short ( several hours) bath in a vinegar solution will do it too, just make sure to wash well with soap afterwards and then season.

A useful source:

http://www.wag-society.org/Electrolysis/lye.php

cb4004 12-21-2012 05:09 PM

Very minnor surface rust, thanks for the advice. looking forward to cooking with these guys.

dmprantz 12-21-2012 06:12 PM

Bar keepers friend (oxalic acid) can do it in a matter of minutes instead of hours.

Dmp

jofprexus 12-21-2012 07:07 PM

Plenty of videos on YouTube too.

tish 12-21-2012 07:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cb4004 (Post 2303600)
I got a cast Iron kit a few years back, tried the skillet and 4qt pot a couple of that was about it. I recently pulled them out of the attic recently only to find them with rust (obviously didn't season them right) my question is, what can I do to get them to be functioning tools in my kitchen, or has the damage been done?

I leave my cast iron on the stove all the time. They get used every day, for just about every thing. Don't put them in the attic, basement, or away in a cupboard somewhere. Out of sight, out of mind. Use them all the time, clean with stiff brush and water, dry thoroughly, and coat them lightly with oil. They'll always be ready to use. Nothing better! :thumb:

cholloway 12-21-2012 07:15 PM

^^^-----^^^ Keep 'em oiled!

Big Griz 12-21-2012 07:18 PM

X1 :clap:

landarc 12-21-2012 07:35 PM

Hmmm, never though of Bar Keepers Friend, thanks for the tip DMP

Ye Olde Party Palace 12-21-2012 11:20 PM

If you cook something in your cast iron and it sticks, then wipe it out as well as possible. After wiping, sprinkle salt into the cast iron and use it to scour out the stuck residue. Rinse it out and reseason the cast iron. Bacon grease or margarine work well for seasoning. :razz:

Freddy j 12-31-2012 04:28 PM

This is pretty useful.

http://blog.lot18.com/2012/06/06-cast-iron/

How did you make out!


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