Originally Posted by Wampus
I LOVE my CI skillets. LOVE EM!
But, you call that a mess? When I got mine from a craigslist seller they had been literally stored under their minibarn for years and had at least 1/4 of crud on them. One of em (a 12" Lodge) is my all time favorite skillet to play with now.
Great job on the seasoning!
I was thinking the same thing. The uncleaned one looked pretty clean to me. I'm cleaning 6 CI Skillets that were my wife's grandmothers. They have 40 years of carbon and grime. Some of them I didn't think could be saved, but CI lasts forever if you take some care with it.