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Old 02-01-2013, 06:37 PM   #1
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:40 PM   #2
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I was near heartbroken when my lovely wife sent my Lodge skillet through the dishwasher. Good thing she is good in bed. A good, well seasoned cast iron skillet certainly has its place in the kitchen. To repair my skillet I started with vegetable oil then lots of bacon. Which reminds me, I should do fry bread this week.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:22 AM   #3
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My wife doesn't go near my cast iron skillet. Dledmo, why do you take your skillet to bed with you?
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Now that it's seasoned, how do you maintain it?
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Seems I didn't listen to our good friend Rempe and now my cast iron grill grates are rusted. I wash't using them and stored them away in the garage when I pulled them out the other day they have a nice coating of rust. I'm guessing a fine wire brush, lard and a long slow fire on the Performer, any other thoughts or ideas?
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:29 AM   #6
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That seems like a good way to start bbquzz. I put vegetable oil on a paper towel and rubbed it on my skillet when I was seasoning mine on the stove.
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I'd wire brush them, wash on plain water then put them on the performer to dry, wipe them down with oil then on performer again.
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:43 PM   #8
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Now that it's seasoned, how do you maintain it?
Now this is how I was taught so it bound to be right..lol. If it new off the boat from China it has thick wax on it. They needs to be burned off in an outdoor type fire..or it will set off the smoke detctectors. After that wash it with soapy water and dry. Swab it down all over with peanut oil..stick it in the oven and let it cook about two hours at 250. Should be ready to rip when done. If the Little bride run it though the diswasher just start over at step two. When it gets really crudded up on the bottom it needs to go back in the out door fire. Everyday care is just wash with Dawn and dry..our family tradition is to dry them on the stove burner. Wipe down with a little cooking oil so to keep it nice for next time. Be careful. They diagnosed me as having too much iron one time. Surely couldnt be caused by eating out of iron pots and pans all these years huh?
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That seems like a good way to start bbquzz. I put vegetable oil on a paper towel and rubbed it on my skillet when I was seasoning mine on the stove.
Thanks guys as soon as it warms up and stops snowing I'll fire up the Performer and get them cleaned up. I have a 3/16" SS plate coming to try that Smashburger and I want to use the CI grates to support the new SS plate.
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Thanks guys as soon as it warms up and stops snowing I'll fire up the Performer and get them cleaned up. I have a 3/16" SS plate coming to try that Smashburger and I want to use the CI grates to support the new SS plate.
I see some pictures in our future!
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