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Old 09-04-2006, 12:49 PM   #1
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Stopping an excessive smoking from a pan?

i use a cast iron skillet to cook hasbrown, vegetables, and eggs. when i cook the hashbrowns and veggies smoke just fills the whole apartment.

how do i stop this?

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Old 09-04-2006, 01:04 PM   #2
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That's an easy one. You have the heat turned up way too high. Because cast iron holds the heat better than any other metal, turn your heat down to med/low at best. Anything higher and you'll either burn your food or you'll create smoke. Maybe both. If you pan is smoking check the heat level. I cook all my meals on cast iron and never have this problem.
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Old 09-04-2006, 01:25 PM   #3
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As suggested, it doesn't have anything to do with the pan. You are cooking at too high a heat so that the grease is burning and smoking.
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Old 09-05-2006, 07:34 AM   #4
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smokey pan reply

Hello Merton
When your pan starts smoking u could remove it from the heat for around 30 seconds, and then resume.
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Old 09-05-2006, 08:17 AM   #5
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Use peanut oil-----it can cook at higher temperatures---don't know if you can regulate your stove top or not-----if you had the gas burners I had in Egypt you had to invest in a heat diffuser which you can get here in the states. It's a round flat metal plate with lots of holes in it attached to a handle. You just place it over your gas burner and then put the pot on top. The holes help to distribute the heat so that it's not as hot otherwise. A lifesaver, believe me.
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Old 09-05-2006, 09:18 AM   #6
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cooking does require ventilation...no getting around that.
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Old 09-05-2006, 09:56 AM   #7
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Oh, I forgot to add that if it is difficult for you or anyone else to regulate your flame, I have found these heat diffusers at dollar and discount stores-----they're used in a lot of 3rd world countries which is where most of the good stuff in dollar stores come from. Good luck-----if you decide to throw out your cast iron skillet, however, let me know. Ha!!
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