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Old 11-11-2016, 04:28 PM   #51
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My problem is that my DD has been cleaning my CI because I have a lot of pain in my finger joints and wrists so I can't always handle the cleaning. I find there is a lot of build up on some of my CI. Mostly my grill pan in the ridges, my largest skillet and my DO. I showed her how to clean them but it seems that I can detect a smell and taste. If self clean is to hot can I bake them in a 500 degree oven for awhile to burn off the seasoning?
Not sure if 500F is hot enough to burn off grundge.
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Old 11-11-2016, 04:55 PM   #52
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Not sure if 500F is hot enough to burn off grundge.
I want to clean these but people keep saying self clean is to hot and will ruin my pans. I will not use chemicals to clean so what choice do I have?
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Old 11-11-2016, 05:13 PM   #53
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I want to clean these but people keep saying self clean is to hot and will ruin my pans. I will not use chemicals to clean so what choice do I have?
I've used he self-cleaning cycle to clean CI skillets twice with no ill effect. Also the gas grill to clean a carbon steel wok.

I understand your hesitation. Aside from heat or chemicals, there aren't a lot of options.
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Old 11-11-2016, 05:40 PM   #54
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OK, if you have a cast iron pan.

Relax.

Andy, You shouldn't burn off grundge. You it it with a sponge, and one of those scrub pans when it was hot? great.

I know what you are talking about, you think it is dirty, or will mess up your recipe. If it seems flat, compared to the rest of your pan, and it seems like a scar, something you should clean out. Nahh.

90% of the time just leave it.
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Old 11-12-2016, 03:54 PM   #55
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I've never had a CI that had crusted stuff that was allowed to age long enough to become geologically significant, but I have a CI griddle/grill that is part of my GE range, and the grill side gets a lot of use. I have a stiff bristle scrub brush and a Rescue scouring pad that I use to get any chunks off, just under running hot water. Along with a post scrub oiling, that seems to keep it in pretty good shape.
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