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    It's simple enough - post whatever 'lil titbit of knowledge you may have learned recently that you'd like to share.

    Today I learned that seasoned cast iron pans shouldn't be cleaned with soap - only hot water! No wonder they didn't work very well for me in the past - I was removing the seasoned part from the pan.

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    I learned that you can rent an RV to go from KS to FL, but you can't afford to buy the fuel to get it there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterBlaster View Post

    Today I learned that seasoned cast iron pans shouldn't be cleaned with soap - only hot water! No wonder they didn't work very well for me in the past - I was removing the seasoned part from the pan.
    Further. I've always understood that a light coating of oil in the bottom of the pan and a baking in the oven re-seasons them.

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    Today I learned, Fourty degrees feels awful nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by squisher View Post
    Further. I've always understood that a light coating of oil in the bottom of the pan and a baking in the oven re-seasons them.
    ....once seasoned up I never wash them, just burn off any residue, never use metal to cook on or serve out of as it kills the season layer..

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    Quote Originally Posted by squisher View Post
    Further. I've always understood that a light coating of oil in the bottom of the pan and a baking in the oven re-seasons them.
    They recommend that you slather it in oil all over, top and bottom, them bake it upside down in a med-low oven with a drip pan underneath it.

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    You don't say. I'm sure that works well. I've seasoned a few over my lifetime with my basic method. It works too.

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    I can't imagine why they say season both sides. I guess that helps the oil to permeate the iron more thoroughly.

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    I bet that's the reason. Cast iron rocks.

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    Cast iron does rock. I use mine daily. I will boil water in it when it gets bad and than wipe it down with a coat of oil.




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