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Unread 03-22-2013, 06:57 PM   #16
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I've done a few, steel wool them, sand blast them, sandpaper them, whichever you prefer, wash them in hot water, soap if you like, then rinse them in hot water, dry them throughly, rub them down with crisco, put them on your preheated gasser, about 300-350, for about 3-4 hours or longer, and presto, you will never cook with another store bought "coated" pan again. cast iron is the bomb. We have about a dozen- pans, griddles, dutch ovens, that we regularly use, and we love them. trust me, do them on your gasser and not in your house oven.
+1 on doing them outside on ur gasser and not in the oven.. Ask me how i know
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Unread 03-22-2013, 07:02 PM   #17
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+1 on doing them outside on ur gasser and not in the oven.. Ask me how i know
Been there, done that, not fun. At least I found out the smoke alarms worked.
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I had my wife's grandmothers cast. They had caked on layers of carbon and it was flaking off.

I got a 5 gallon bucket filled 4/5's with water and put in a can of Lye I got from Ace Hardware. I put in the skillets one at a time. It ate off all the crap. Wearing gloves and eye protection through all my encounters with the Lye water. The Lye will eat up most of the carbon and get you back to the metal. Then you can reseason and use like they were new.

You can use the Lye solution several times. Just make sure you add the Lye to water and not water to Lye.

You can pm me if you want. I have a stubborn skillet in lye water for over a month now....
+1 on the order of addition there...nice basic chemistry lab safety to keep to.

have you tried electrolysis on the stubborn skillet? you can look here for some info:
http://blackirondude.blogspot.com/20...ctrolysis.html
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I have a dedicated skillet, too. Nothing but cornbread. Comes out fantastic!

Just how far is Pa. from Atlanta? To far to make it for supper I guess. DARN!
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I had my wife's grandmothers cast. They had caked on layers of carbon and it was flaking off.

I got a 5 gallon bucket filled 4/5's with water and put in a can of Lye I got from Ace Hardware. I put in the skillets one at a time. It ate off all the crap. Wearing gloves and eye protection through all my encounters with the Lye water. The Lye will eat up most of the carbon and get you back to the metal. Then you can reseason and use like they were new.

You can use the Lye solution several times. Just make sure you add the Lye to water and not water to Lye.

You can pm me if you want. I have a stubborn skillet in lye water for over a month now....
You sure did that the hard way. You could have just put it in the oven on the self-cleaning cycle and reseasoned it. The self-cleaning cycle works well on pizza stones too.
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You sure did that the hard way. You could have just put it in the oven on the self-cleaning cycle and reseasoned it. The self-cleaning cycle works well on pizza stones too.
Maybe longer, but not harder. You just have to wait it out....
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Dont use soap Hot water salt reseaoning all good It can not hut to reseason
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What Hometruckin said! They are begging to be used, once you figure out a cast iron skillet you'll never use that nasty non stick stuff again
When I was a kid thats all we had. I never remimber having a problem with anything sticking, and your right, I hate all that non-stick crap!
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Check to see if any are Griswolds or even Wagners. Those may be valuable and need to be seasoned carefully, i.e. not sandblasted, to retain their value.

The fact that they are part of your family cooking tradition makes them even more valuable in my view.
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You sure did that the hard way. You could have just put it in the oven on the self-cleaning cycle and reseasoned it. The self-cleaning cycle works well on pizza stones too.
Exactly what I do with mine. Works great.
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I never wash mine. Take coarse salt and rub them down to remove any bits of rust or remnants and rinse under cold water NO soap. Wipe with some lard or crisco and heat those babies up. Wipe down again with paper towles, and get to cookin!
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Congrats on getting heirloom cast iron pans! I love mine, so much you'd have to pry them from my cold dead hands!
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If you decide to use Crisco or another solid shortening, it's recommended to melt it before applying it to the CI.
And yeah... do the seasoning outside if you can.
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I don't mean to jack your thread, but I have a similar question. I picked up a CI skilled that has the paint/ceramic coating on the outside. I got it real cheap because some of the coating was cracked/chipped off. I tried hitting it with my weed burner and got it red hot, but the coating did not come off. I've also tried a wire wheel on the coating. Any one here got any suggestions for getting that stuff off?
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I wouldn't know where to begin. Will it chip off with a hammer?


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