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AlmaDawg
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Cleaning some cast iron


I have a small cast iron skillet that had a sticky surface in part of the bottom. I made a big fire in my barrel and got the pan warm, hung over the top of the barrel on a strip of rebar.



Once the pan was hot enough not to crack, I put it down into the coals for about an hour. I watched as the gunk burned off.



After about an hour, I hung it across the top again to start the cool down process.



I will brush it down and reseason it tomorrow. IT should be smooth enough to make cornbread in it again, without the bread sticking.







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heypaul
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re: Cleaning some cast iron


all you need is a table spoon of lard for coating it, and you'll be good to go!





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pochejp
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re: Cleaning some cast iron


You're building yourself a nice set of cast pots huh?





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AlmaDawg
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re: Cleaning some cast iron


quote:


all you need is a table spoon of lard for coating it, and you'll be good to go!


Yep, I plan on making some cornbread in it tomorrow night!






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AlmaDawg
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You're building yourself a nice set of cast pots huh?


Working on it. You can't get stuff like the old cast iron anymore. I have a few pieces that were my grandmothers, and I am adding to the set as I find good pieces for sale here and there!

One day, my son will be cooking with this set!






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Hermit Crab
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re: Cleaning some cast iron


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Working on it. You can't get stuff like the old cast iron anymore. I have a few pieces that were my grandmothers, and I am adding to the set as I find good pieces for sale here and there!


What's the difference between new cast iron and old cast iron?






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AlmaDawg
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re: Cleaning some cast iron


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What's the difference between new cast iron and old cast iron?


The quality of the metal. A lot of the new stuff is no where near as well made.






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Ole Geauxt
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KnowLa.
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re: Cleaning some cast iron


i would say most of my cast iron stuff is close to a hundred years old, maybe older.. grandparents got most of it when they first got married.. it may not have been new then..





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heypaul
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re: Cleaning some cast iron


every piece i have is antique
except my newest 12/qt dutch oven i bought from a guy off craigslist, who said his mom used it in her restaurant years ago.

This Christmas my mom gave me a chicken fryer that my great grand parents bought over to the US from Poland that's weeeeellll over the century mark






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tigeryat
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re: Cleaning some cast iron


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What's the difference between new cast iron and old cast iron?


All the new ones have a rough bottom. No matter how well it is seasoned, the inside bottom of the pots have a rough, cement like feel to them.

The old ones are smooth as a baby's behind.






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ADLSUNSU
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2007
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re: Cleaning some cast iron


Yea it was the casting process that the old Griswolds used. Some of the ones that are very old and been used for a long time are also nearing in smoothness.


I use electrolysis instead of a fire (too risky to warp or damage)


I need to start getting rid of the ones that collected to sell. But each one starts to feel special and unique lol






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AlmaDawg
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re: Cleaning some cast iron


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need to start getting rid of the ones that collected to sell.


Do tell....






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LSUCreole
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re: Cleaning some cast iron


quote:

I need to start getting rid of the ones that collected to sell. But each one starts to feel special and unique lol


<------– always willing to spend money on dumb shite I don't need






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AlmaDawg
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re: Cleaning some cast iron


Cleaned up nicely! The bottom is smooth as can be with no sticky spots anymore. I will be making some cornbread in it tonight!







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CHEDBALLZ
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South Central LA
Member since Dec 2009
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re: Cleaning some cast iron


Thats a slick one...... good job on the cleanup.





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Lambdatiger1989
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NOLA
Member since Jan 2012
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re: Cleaning some cast iron


do you have a before picture?





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ADLSUNSU
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Baton Rouge
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re: Cleaning some cast iron


I posted a pic the other day. This is a majority of my haul.
Workin on a couple more pieces now.







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Powerman
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Corpus Christi, TX
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re: Cleaning some cast iron


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This is a majority of my haul.

Hoarder






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ADLSUNSU
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Baton Rouge
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This is a new lodge, see the sparkly stuff.


This is a griswold, not sure how old






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ADLSUNSU
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2007
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re: Cleaning some cast iron


Lol that was actually just one guy from an antique show

I regret not buying all of his from him
This is the before picture






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