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Old 05-28-2017, 01:10 PM   #11
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I just ordered and received today a scrub pad size piece of something like chain mail that is supposed to be good on cast iron for this sort of thing. I'll report back after I have used it. It is not supposed to scratch the cast iron finish/seasoning.
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Old 05-28-2017, 02:59 PM   #12
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Thanks, again, everyone. I'm trying the hot water method and, hopefully, it will help loosen the burnt on sugar. I'll let you know.

Stock Pot ~ Please let us know about the scrub pad you just purchased. I hope it works!!
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Old 05-28-2017, 03:35 PM   #13
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I just ordered and received today a scrub pad size piece of something like chain mail that is supposed to be good on cast iron for this sort of thing. I'll report back after I have used it. It is not supposed to scratch the cast iron finish/seasoning.
I have one from the Ringer that I have had very good luck with. Several brands on the market now.
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Old 07-16-2017, 03:13 PM   #14
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I absolutely agree I absolutely agree with the advice about boiling water. And then I use a scrub brush and more hot water over the sink to get the debris out. After that I put a little flax oil on the pan just a very very thin layer, heat it a bit and wipe it off with a paper towel. Good to go. One thing you really do not want to do is use dishwashing soap or any kind of soap really. If you've done so you probably want to re-season the pan.
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Old 07-16-2017, 03:48 PM   #15
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The boiling water worked perfectly. I used a spatula to scrape the hard bits a little, but most of the sticky sugar came off with the boiling water. I did season the pan again and it is good to go again! Thanks everyone for all your help!!!
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Old 07-16-2017, 04:56 PM   #16
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One thing you really do not want to do is use dishwashing soap or any kind of soap really. If you've done so you probably want to re-season the pan.

Soap is fine in a cast iron pan that's well seasoned.

It may be just what is needed after the boiling water.
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Old 07-16-2017, 07:33 PM   #17
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...One thing you really do not want to do is use dishwashing soap or any kind of soap really. If you've done so you probably want to re-season the pan.
Soap should definitely NOT be a problem. I use a soapy sponge whenever I need it. I don't have to re-season my pans. The whole point of seasoning a CI pan is to create a durable surface that can protect the metal and provide a slick surface for foods.
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