Seeking your advice on how to rescue a cast iron skillet grill pan with ridges (looks something like this
After the first use (cooking steak), my well-meaning spouse gave it a scrub and left it soaking overnight in soapy dishwater and I haven't been able to recover it.
Anything that goes near it sticks like glue and it smokes terribly, even with chicken pieces (whether I use oil or not) on relatively low heat.
I've tried a few things (a) rubbing in coats of oil, (b) putting pan filled with oil in hot oven for an hour, and (c) removing excess fat with paper towel after cooking beef burgers and putting pan in hot oven for an hour, then leaving in cooling oven overnight.
I tried (c) last night and now the pan is just incredibly sticky.
Can anyone recommend a rescue?