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Old 12-19-2008, 07:02 PM   #1
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Gas stove.. wooo!

OK, I got deliver of my gas stove on Wednesday and its finally hooked up! WOOoooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't WAIIIIIIIIT to use it!!!!!!! I'm so excited!!!! omigod.............

I just don't know how to prep the cast iron cooktops :( I think I have to put vegetable oil over it and then burn it off in the oven...? Would canola work?

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Old 12-19-2008, 07:04 PM   #2
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Enjoy your new range!

Aren't the grates porcelain coated? Your owner's manual should tell you what's necessary
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I don't think so.. they are cast iron, not coated.
Nothing in the manual says anything about treating them.. but the guy at the store mentioned I should do something when I get it.. something about burning off the protective layer?
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:12 PM   #4
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Nice! I remember having a gas stove in NJ when I was a kid. Down south, unless you put something custom in yourself, everything is electric. You just can't get the heat you need for something like stir frying in a wok with electric. Hope you enjoy it!
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:17 PM   #5
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This is my stove... It has the long centre burner, that can turn on either the front of it or the back of it... plus a grilling insert that i can switch out the centre rack for. I just dont know how to season cast iron :(
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:27 PM   #6
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Unless your owner's manual says differently --- I would take the grates off the stove...wash them in hot soapy water....rinse and dry, and start using them! Period.
I've owned several gas stoves with cast iron grates...Never "seasoned" any of them.

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Old 12-19-2008, 07:33 PM   #7
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Hmm, nice :) I would love to try and cook something on them tonight, but I have to do shopping tomorrow so we have no food.

I COULD try boiling some water and seeing how long it takes... lol.. It would be like me to amuse myself like that until I get food on it.

What about my centre griddle pan? I should season that, eh?
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You're not putting food directly on the grates so there's no need to season them.
Enjoy your new appliance!
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:38 PM   #9
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What is the griddle made out of?
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Hmm, nice :) I would love to try and cook something on them tonight, but I have to do shopping tomorrow so we have no food.

I COULD try boiling some water and seeing how long it takes... lol.. It would be like me to amuse myself like that until I get food on it.

What about my centre griddle pan? I should season that, eh?

You clearly have a burning need to season something! Unless the manual calls for it, season a steak and cook it on your new stove.
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