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Windows 7: Cleaning Cast Iron

30 Jun 2012   #11
w1dpc

windows 7 x64 pro sp1
 
 

i have found that making a good hot fire and sticking your cast iron pans in it till almost red hot cleans them very well. then take a very light coating of olive or vegetable oil and coat the pans. helps to have a good fire-pit in the back yard.
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01 Jul 2012   #12
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

When I get to the re-seasoning phase, I'm going to try using flaxseed oil. According to this article:

Chemistry of Cast Iron Seasoning: A Science-Based How-To

it produces the smoothest and hardest finish.
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01 Jul 2012   #13
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Also the key is to use no or as little soap as possible and just wipe out and re-oil just like a wok it will continue to season and become better with age.
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01 Jul 2012   #14
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Never ever use soap in an iron pan of any kind!!!
Only use a good amount of veggie oil, add a quarter cup of salt, use a damp papertowel, rubbing until all the gunk has turned loose from the pan, use a clean p-towel' removing the gunk to the waste basket,do this until it's all out of the pan, Season your pan, add veggie oil to a good half inch up the pan side, put the pan in a pre-heated oven at 250 temp..leave in this temp for a few hours, checking on it ocassionally, ..should be seasoned now.. do what you wish with the oil from the pan..your pan should put away. Ready to be used when needed.
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01 Jul 2012   #15
Outlander

W7x64 Ult.
 
 

Boiling water and lye...stand well back!
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02 Jul 2012   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have found the best way to season a cast iron pan or pot is to buy them used at a yard sale. To clean I use water and steel wool. Heat on a burner until it is dry and hot then coat with cooling oil of some kind.
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