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LSUBoo
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re: My First Cast Iron Pot

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Soap and water to clean....no dish washer right? Do you oil it after a use or just let it dry and put it up?


No soap!

Hot water and a non-metal cleaning pad, dry, then oil it up for storage.

I have an 8" lodge skillet (like $12 on Amazon) that I use all the damn time. I have a few bigger ones but that one gets 90% of the use.


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tigerdup07
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re: My First Cast Iron Pot
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Does a number 10 and 12 mean 10" and 12"?


quart. anyway, if you get it at a pawn shop, it will be already cured and half the price of a new one. i can't understand why anyone would buy a new one.

trust me....the older they are, and more they have been used, the better they are.

This post was edited on 11/30 at 2:17 pm


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Degas
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re: My First Cast Iron Pot
Along with Wallymart, Academy Sports will have a nice selection too.


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Tigertown in ATL
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re: My First Cast Iron Pot
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Soap and water to clean


No soap is what I remember, but I could be wrong.

I have only had mine a short while but I don't use soap. I just scrub it well and then spray it with oil and wipe it down with a paper towel before storing.


Seven Costanza
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re: My First Cast Iron Pot
How often do you have to season them?


Pork Que
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re: My First Cast Iron Pot
If treated properly, once.


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Cosmo
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re: My First Cast Iron Pot
Hot water only to clean.

Put it back on burner on high to get it good and dry.

Then rub with a little oil.


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Corn Dawg Nation
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re: My First Cast Iron Pot
Go with a 12 quart.... Perfect size


Martini
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re: My First Cast Iron Pot
I use soap on mine all the time. That's an old wives tale. Just clean it well, dry it well and oil it up a bit.

And fwiw, the Lodge ceramic is made in China. The lodge cast iron is American made.


Kajungee
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re: My First Cast Iron Pot
# 12 is a good starter

I am up to about 20 pieces.

My latest addition..

I found an Original # 9 Griswold at a garage sale ... SCORE !

I completely stripped and reseasoned and it cooks and looks great


kennypowers816
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re: My First Cast Iron Pot
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I completely stripped and reseasoned and it cooks and looks great


I have one that needs to be stripped and reseasoned. What are your steps/methods for doing so? I have read a few different things on the interwebz, and I wouldn't mind another opinion.


SaDaTayMoses
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re: My First Cast Iron Pot
scrub all rust off...with heavy bristle pad, bbq pit brush, sand paper, whatever you can and get it smooth. then wash well. Then liberally coat with crisco. cook in oven right side up and lid on different rack. Make sure it's an outside oven or oven in the outdoor kitchen. after about 45 minutes on 350*F, take out. let cool, and recoat pot and lid. Cook again for another 45 min. When that is done, you can wash the pot and it should be ready to rock n roll.


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Kajungee
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re: My First Cast Iron Pot
I need to run for now but will try to post back later but.

for stripping..

If its caked up with junk (not rust)

either soak in Lye or spray with EZ-off oven cleaner and let sit overnight.

Nevermind just go here..

LINK


KosmoCramer
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re: My First Cast Iron Pot
I recently bought a 12" skillet and a 12 Dutch Oven from WalMarts, and couldn't be happier.

Lodge


zippyputt
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re: My First Cast Iron Pot
I clean mine with Kosher salt and hot water with a paper towel. I think Alton Brown used this method one time. Works well. Every so often I rub a light coat of vegetable oil after cleaned.


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MeridianDog
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re: My First Cast Iron Pot
Go to Walmart.

Edited to add

Should have read other posts first.

We have bought them in yard sales junk stores antique auctions estate sales.

Anywhere they are sold used - they are cheap and as good as new
This post was edited on 12/2 at 10:05 pm


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CajunAlum Tiger Fan
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re: My First Cast Iron Pot
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i have one suggestion: go to a pawn shop and purchase one that is already burnt.



This! (or a junk store)

The older ones are better quality.

Definitely no soap when cleaning.


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