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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.


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!


pochejp
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re: Cleaning some cast iron
You're building yourself a nice set of cast pots huh?


AlmaDawg
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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!


Hermit Crab
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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?


AlmaDawg
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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.


Ole Geauxt
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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..


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.


ADLSUNSU
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Baton Rouge
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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


AlmaDawg
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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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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


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!



CHEDBALLZ
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re: Cleaning some cast iron
Thats a slick one...... good job on the cleanup.


Lambdatiger1989
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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
Member since Sep 2007
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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.



Powerman
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re: Cleaning some cast iron
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This is a majority of my haul.

Hoarder


ADLSUNSU
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re: Cleaning some cast iron
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
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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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