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used my Cast iron skillet....now what???? #6817738
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Finished the left overs tonight.

how do I handle the cleaning now? There was a little "burned" on stuff after I wiped it out. so I guess, how do I clean it correctly, thought I'd ask here then watch youtube



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I go through about 6 skillets a year

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Scrub with some hot water is all I do.


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I spray them as clean as I can with hot water and then use a cast iron brush to scrub anything stuck, then spray with more hot water. No soap, ever.

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Use hot water and a Tuffy pad while the skillet is still warm. Amazon hs Tuffy's maybe walmart, too.

NO SOAP!


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how ever you decide to clean it, rinse it good
with clean water, wipe dry, then put it back on the heat
for a couple of minute to drive the water out of it.

i don't know why this step puts people off.
it's free and doesn't cost anything to do it.
i've done this all my life and never had a rust problem.

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i'll add that " seasoning" is in the pores of the iron.
it's not burned on grime like old paint on an old
wooden window sill. it's more like bluing on a gun,
and "seasoning" can't be washed off or wiped off.
there's a lot of folks on yoofloob that confuse burned
on grime with "seasoning" and they're not one in the same
like they say it is. it comes about through repeated
use and can't be instantly added like pin striping on a car.

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I clean mine by heating up warm water in it, and scrub with a wood spoon, rinse, repeat as needed till clean. Then spray with oil and put on my gas grill upside-down to let the water evaporate off, and let the freshly sprayed oil bake in.

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Supper looks good! I clean my cast iron with hot water and a plastic scrubber (Tuffy, Scotch-brite, etc.) Dry it out with a bit of paper towel and a little heat, then wipe a few drops of bacon grease over the surface. Keeps pretty well.

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Yep, no soap and like maximum said, dry it via heat on the stove. I then pour a little oil in and wipe it with a paper towel. Ready for the next cook.


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Please don't use sticky brown oil on your cast iron. Just lard.


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Originally Posted By: Cast
Please don't use sticky brown oil on your cast iron. Just lard.

I use spray conola oil, is that brown sticky? Spray oil is so easy, I can't be bother with anything else. All my cast iron cooking I do outside as well, they are too dirty for inside of the house. grin

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I gave all mine to NewGulf. I now only use non stick pans. They do fine for what I cook. Tonight it was Chinese bell pepper steak in a non stick wok. Tomorrow it will be tenderloin fajitas in a non stick pan. I just run water over them and put them away.


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After cooking with frying pans, get what food you want to keep, if not all eaten then let the dog lick it clean. NO WATER NEEDED? Put back in cabinet (right Bill)

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After cooking with frying pans, get what food you want to keep, if not all eaten then let the dog lick it clean. NO WATER NEEDED? Put back in cabinet (right Bill)


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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I gave all mine to NewGulf. I now only use non stick pans. They do fine for what I cook. Tonight it was Chinese bell pepper steak in a non stick wok. Tomorrow it will be tenderloin fajitas in a non stick pan. I just run water over them and put them away.


They are making some fine non- stick skillets these days. They have to be for a different setting than the one using cast iron.

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I can't or don't want to use cast iron on my ceramic stove top.


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I can't or don't want to use cast iron on my ceramic stove top.

That's one reason I don't use them inside. I use on my gas grill or outdoor gas camp burner. And when I'm done with them I hang them in the garage.

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I use my cast iron skillet all the time on a ceramic cook top with no issues.

I read on here someone rinsed with hot water and rubed salt on any areas that had something stuck on inside the pan, gave it a try and it works really well.

After cleaning I put back on the stove to warm it up and dry and then wipe just enough oil on it to cover the inside.


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Please don't use sticky brown oil on your cast iron. Just lard.

I use spray conola oil, is that brown sticky? Spray oil is so easy, I can't be bother with anything else. All my cast iron cooking I do outside as well, they are too dirty for inside of the house. grin


Yes. Canola and any veggie oil will turn brown and sticky when burnt. Lard is the correct seasoning for cast iron. Always has been, always will be. Once seasoned, no worries about rust if you never use soap. Drying on a warm stove is fine but I don't waste the energy. If you do it right, you clean the skillet immediately after use while it's still warm to hot using scalding hot water and a Tuffy pad. It's really easy to clean at that point. The residual heat will suffice to throughly dry. Just towel dry and put back on cold stovetop or store in oven. I have one full collection of Griswold hanging on the wall for 20 years or so and no rust. The second, larger set is in the kitchen and sees daily use. No rust. I generally keep two skillets stacked on my cooktop. A 10" and an 8" stacked and waiting for use. No rust, no stick.


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I use butter a lot of times, don't keep lard on hand.


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Butter is great for cooking in cast iron but it's not a seasoning. Lard is cheap and it's good food. Great for cooking beef or pork. It's what makes frijoles frijoles. it's what makes gramma's biscuits so dang good too. Try it in brownies. Uh huh.


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Buzz, I use a heavy duty metal spatula to scrap away anything stuck on the pan after cooking. There is enough residual butter left on the pan for keeping it clean. My cast iron never gets put up. It stays on the stove year round. I cook on it for breakfast every morning for eggs, and sometimes sausage and/or hash browns. I'll sometimes blacken some fish or chicken for dinner on it. If it gets dirty or I need to clean it out, I'll scrap it under some warm water, dry it and wipe it down with some butter or bacon fat.

I do the same with my Dutch oven. I cook all the time during hunting season in a Dutch oven, and have converted several hunters over to using them also. Chicken pot pie and homemade cobbler in a Dutch oven is as good as it gets!



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Originally Posted By: maximum
how ever you decide to clean it, rinse it good
with clean water, wipe dry, then put it back on the heat
for a couple of minute to drive the water out of it.

i don't know why this step puts people off.
it's free and doesn't cost anything to do it.
i've done this all my life and never had a rust problem.



Just don't forget to pull it off after a minute or so. mad Then you get season it again.


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Please don't use sticky brown oil on your cast iron. Just lard.

I use spray conola oil, is that brown sticky? Spray oil is so easy, I can't be bother with anything else. All my cast iron cooking I do outside as well, they are too dirty for inside of the house. grin


Yes. Canola and any veggie oil will turn brown and sticky when burnt. Lard is the correct seasoning for cast iron. Always has been, always will be. Once seasoned, no worries about rust if you never use soap. Drying on a warm stove is fine but I don't waste the energy. If you do it right, you clean the skillet immediately after use while it's still warm to hot using scalding hot water and a Tuffy pad. It's really easy to clean at that point. The residual heat will suffice to throughly dry. Just towel dry and put back on cold stovetop or store in oven. I have one full collection of Griswold hanging on the wall for 20 years or so and no rust. The second, larger set is in the kitchen and sees daily use. No rust. I generally keep two skillets stacked on my cooktop. A 10" and an 8" stacked and waiting for use. No rust, no stick.

Well, I like spray canola oil and don't try and stop me. Here is what Lodge has to say..

"All cooking oils and fats can be used for seasoning cast iron, but based on availability, affordability, effectiveness and having a high smoke point, Lodge recommends vegetable and canola oil or vegetable shortening.
Traditionally lard was used to season cast iron, and while that is still okay, we do not recommend it unless you frequently use your cookware. If the cookware is stored for too long, lard and other animal based fats can go rancid."


http://www.lodgemfg.com/use-and-care/what-is-seasoning

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