"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cookware and Accessories > Cookware
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-29-2009, 08:47 PM   #21
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 3,102
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
After applying the shortening, di dyou heat it on the stove top or in the oven?
Oven like you told me to. I loved the results of the other pans after I got that bit of gunk off the one pan but in the end the results on the other pans was pure beauty.

This griddle thing, not so happy.
__________________

__________________
Callisto in NC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 08:51 PM   #22
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,394
I'm stumped. Applying shortening to a rust free and dry griddle and baking it in the oven should do the trick. I don't know why it's rusting.
__________________

__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 09:05 PM   #23
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 3,102
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
I'm stumped. Applying shortening to a rust free and dry griddle and baking it in the oven should do the trick. I don't know why it's rusting.
That's why I'm thinking it's defective. I followed all the tips you gave me and only used a nylon brush on the thing. Every once in a while something is just defective, this might just be one of those times.
__________________
Callisto in NC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 09:08 PM   #24
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,394
I guess your best bet is to return it. I don't understand how it's defective. Someone will have to explain that to me.

Have you considered an electric grill/griddle/panini press?
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 09:25 PM   #25
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 3,102
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
I guess your best bet is to return it. I don't understand how it's defective. Someone will have to explain that to me.

Have you considered an electric grill/griddle/panini press?
I had an electric griddle for years. The first one was stolen by the movers. I replaced it and the cats knocked it off my fridge just before I moved. I loved my electric griddle. It was my favorite piece of kitchen equipment and I cry thinking about not having it now.

IMO it's defective because I took the best care possible of the item and it rusted through no fault of my own. To me it's like buying a dress, washing it according to manufacturers directions and having it shrink to where I can't wear it. I bought a piece of cooking equipment, I took care of it to manufacturers specs and it rusted without me doing something like leaving it in the rain or letting water sit on it for days. I followed manufacturers directions and it rusted, that shouldn't happen, IMO.
__________________
Callisto in NC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 09:33 PM   #26
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Uncle Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Small Town Mississippi
Posts: 17,392
Quote:
Originally Posted by Callisto In NC
I followed everything I did with all the other pans and this one rusted in two circles where the heat hits the grill.
The two circles...On the grill side or the griddle (flat) side?? Gas stove or electric??
__________________
There is only one Quality worse than Hardness of Heart, and that is Softness of Head.

Kool-Aid...Think Before You Drink
Uncle Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 09:36 PM   #27
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 3,102
It's odd, the circles are on the grill side and the fire (gas burner/gas stove) has only ever hit the griddle side. The rust is on the grill side.
__________________
Callisto in NC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 09:58 PM   #28
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Uncle Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Small Town Mississippi
Posts: 17,392
The rust is occurring on the side you cooked the marinated meat on..The side you scrubbed all the original gunk (burned on marinade) from.. including any seasoning that was there ...OK. Now it's rusting even after you attempted to re-season it. The problem is your attempt at re-seasoning failed...for whatever reason. The solution is to scrub the rust off with a Brillo pad...dry it completely, and re-season Three times before you use it again...Apply the Crisco/oil..."Cook" it for an hour or so...turn the stove off and go to bed. Leave it in the stove..Let it cool down slowly over night...
That should resolve your problem...
__________________
There is only one Quality worse than Hardness of Heart, and that is Softness of Head.

Kool-Aid...Think Before You Drink
Uncle Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2009, 11:41 AM   #29
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 3,102
Thanks UB. It's just too much work and I paid for something to use on both sides and the flat side only turns things black from the burners. I did call Lodge and they thought it was odd that a grill used less than half a dozen times was rusting. They said to return it and inform the store that the manufacturer felt it was defective.
__________________
Callisto in NC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2009, 11:43 AM   #30
Master Chef
 
jennyema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Boston
Posts: 9,280
Quote:
Originally Posted by Callisto in NC View Post
I am so frustrated. I used the grill side of my griddle/grill CI last night and the marinade really messed up the pan. So 3 hours ago I put the dang thing in a 500 degree oven and it's just messed up now. Is a CI grill only good for non-marinaded meats? I mean, what's the point of this thing? It seems like way more work than it's worth and definitely not worth the money I paid for it. Sadly, I wanted this thing for 2 years before I bought it and now I just wish I had the money back I paid for it.

Personally, I think they are useless. They don't really grill your food. They just put nice marks on them.
__________________

__________________
Less is not more. More is more and more is fabulous.
jennyema 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 04:23 PM.


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