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Windows 7: Cleaning Cast Iron

30 Jun 2012   #1
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 
Cleaning Cast Iron

Somehow I forgot to clean the corned beef and cabbage out of my dutch oven last time, and it sat in it's usual storage location ...on the back of the stove top (with the lid on) until it became rusty.

Now I need to clean and re-season it, so I've been searching for the best way to do so. The fastest way that I've found is through electrolysis:

Wagner and Griswold Society

The only question that I have is that it speaks of using a battery charger for the power source, but mine is too small to be efficient. That left me with the idea of using either an automotive battery, or a jump start system that I have. However, I'm concerned that using either of these unregulated in some fashion might do harm to them. Any thoughts or ideas?
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30 Jun 2012   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

try this, good for removing stubborn stains on car body work too.

Draper 30427 Air Sandblasting Gun Kit: Amazon.co.uk: DIY & Tools
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30 Jun 2012   #3
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Do it the old fashion way that most people I know still use.> How to Remove Rust From a Cast-Iron Pan | eHow.com

Rust removal and how to reseason.
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30 Jun 2012   #4
seekermeister

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
try this, good for removing stubborn stains on car body work too.

Draper 30427 Air Sandblasting Gun Kit: Amazon.co.uk: DIY & Tools
I'm sure that would work well in it's place, but not in mine. First, I would require an air compressor that I don't have, and a proper work place that I don't have either (I live in a small apartment, with no garage or other space other than a very small balcony to work in).
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30 Jun 2012   #5
seekermeister

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Do it the old fashion way that most people I know still use.> How to Remove Rust From a Cast-Iron Pan | eHow.com

Rust removal and how to reseason.
I like the idea of using a mixture of oil and salt along with steel wool, because that would prevent rust from reappearing before being seasoned. However, I not only need to remove rust, but also other crud from my first seasoning experiment, which didn't go as well as hoped. That means the entire interior and exterior of the utensil. With that much surface, the amount of work would probably take longer than my will or fingers would last. This seems better suited to smaller jobs than I have to deal with.
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30 Jun 2012   #6
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I have always used a Brillo pad(Steel Wool with soap) to clean rust and crud from cast iron pots. It takes some elbow grease but its worth the effort. I have found old pots at garage sales and they clean up nice. Can't beat cast iron for cooking.

Jim
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30 Jun 2012   #7
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Have you tried oven cleaner?

I've used it for all kinds of stuff like that, it even strips old paint.
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30 Jun 2012   #8
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Also you can use sand and a heavy pad with gloves. Also as mentioned you can you a steel wool pad and gloves with cleanser after a 24 hour soak. After all theses aggro cleans you must re-season the cast iron all over again. Really can't hurt these pans and pots!
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30 Jun 2012   #9
Chilidawg

windows 7 professional 64-bit
 
 

I've found that loosening burnt/dried-on foods can be done by adding baking soda to the pan or oven adding an inch or two of water, then bringing to a boil. The black crud will be much easier to remove with steel wool or some other abrasive. After it's clean, I treat the pan with vegetable oil or shortening and leave on a low heat for twenty minutes or so. hope this helps.
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30 Jun 2012   #10
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Once you get all the crud off and re-season it, keep it oiled. Use a mild abrasive cleaning pad......
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You want to safeguard the coating. You don't want to use anything too abrasive. Don't let it sit in dishwater or any type of cleaning solutions. They break down the coating. I usually get any food particles off with a little dish liquid and a cleaning pad, rinse it, wipe it and let it air dry. Once it air dries, coat the surface with a thin layer of oil. Occasionally coat the surface with a thin layer of oil, heat it up for a little bit, turn off the burner and let it cool. Eventually you'll find that the food particle release gets easier and easier, during cleanup. The key is to protect the coating.


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