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Old 04-13-2007, 06:35 AM   #1
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Just joined and hoping to find out lots about cooking in general. Cooked for family all of my life and finding a need to be a little more creative. I'm a transplanted Canadian in Australia - culture shock as well.

I inherited a couple of cast iron fry pans a few years ago. Use them all of the time. There is a build-up of lumps on the pan and some "bare patches" where the pans rust. Is there any way to clean the build-up off and also to stop the rust in the bare areas?


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Old 04-13-2007, 06:44 AM   #2
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Old 04-13-2007, 09:47 AM   #3
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Hi and welcome, you found the right place to find lots of recipes and wonderful members are here to help with any of your questions.
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:13 PM   #4
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Google the Lodge Mfg site they have all your answers for the care and seasoning of your cast ironware
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:06 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum.

There are lots of very knowledgeable people here so you can pick up plenty of tips and cooking ideas. I haven't been here long and have already learnt heaps.

So what kind of culture shock are you experiencing? Surely Canadians and Australians aren't that different? I guess in Australia you've got great weather, great food, great people so that could be a shock.

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Old 04-13-2007, 10:34 PM   #6
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Old 04-14-2007, 05:07 AM   #7
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If you are speaking of the crud that collects on the bottom and sides of the cast iron pan, you can remove that by placing the pan in a hot fire (I did mine in the fireplace) and it will burn off, but you will have to wash and reseason the pan. One of mine was a mess from years of cooking, but after a while in the fire it came out very smooth.
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Old 04-14-2007, 03:44 PM   #9
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Old 04-14-2007, 03:55 PM   #10
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Bienvenue. We all help each other over those lumps in the pans.

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