"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cookware and Accessories > Cookware
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-02-2007, 09:37 AM   #11
Executive Chef
 
justplainbill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Eastern Long Island, New York
Posts: 4,206
Quote:
Originally Posted by letscook View Post
I have also used brillo pads and soap and water on tough ones and then you just have to remenber to lightly oil it after.

I have gone to a garage sales and purchased alot of my cast iron - you can pick it up real cheap. I just purchased a 5qt dutch oven. I once got a huge frying pan and it was really nasty dirty build up and no pun insteaded but dirt cheap. I took it home - put a wire brush to it and sandpaper scrapped and fine sand it and started up the gas grill and oiled it well and heated it on the grill so it wouldn't stink up the house and occasionaly reoiled - When done it looks brand new. I often use soap and water on mine if they don't wipe out easy or if i cook fish So you can't hurt cast iron as long as you remenber to keep it seasoned.
Are you referring to real soap or are you using a detergent? Some soaps have less degreasing properties than many detergents.
__________________

__________________
justplainbill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2007, 10:55 AM   #12
Head Chef
 
Caine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: CHINATOWN
Posts: 2,314
Send a message via MSN to Caine
I have found a Chore Boy copper scrubbie works wonders getting out the stuck-on stuff, plus, they're easy to clean and cheap to replace.

__________________

__________________
Caine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2007, 02:40 PM   #13
Master Chef
 
jennyema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Boston
Posts: 9,277
If the skillet is well seasoned it's perfectly fine to go at it with dish soap and a scrubber if need be. I do that all the time.
__________________
Less is not more. More is more and more is fabulous.
jennyema is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2008, 11:01 AM   #14
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Richmond, Va
Posts: 1,229
I scrape my cast iron after cooking if anything appears to stick with an old turner blade that broke loose from its handle. Wipe with paper towells. If scouring is needed, I use the coiled stainless steel pads. I don't like the new Lodge as the interior is rough, making it IMO hard to clean. Any old I buy I clean thoroughly and reseason as I don't want to wonder just what was in it last. The gook on the outside of old cast iron can be removed with a wire brush chucked in a drill, or chiseled off. Some really ratty old pots and skillets look really good after an hour or so of cleaning
__________________
Bigjim68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2008, 06:15 PM   #15
Cook
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Tucson
Posts: 54
Yes, I think you have some confusion as to baked on crud and seasoning. I fill my pans with water, put on the stove to boil and then dump the water down the drain and go to the pan with a paper towel. The crud comes off and all that is left is cast iron (seasoned of course). If there is anything left on the pan I put some kosher salt in it and scrub away. After all that I rub down the pan with cooking oil.

When finished the pan should look like this:



Granted the bottoms of some of my older pans (50 or more years old) have layers of cooked on crud, but the insides look like the picture.

Chad

When
__________________

__________________
ChadHahn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.