"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cookware and Accessories > Cookware
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-25-2005, 03:41 PM   #1
Senior Cook
Lisa110's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: NYC
Posts: 107
Removing rust from a cast iron skillet?

Does anyone know how to get rust off the bottom of a Lodge cast iron skillet? I think my fiance didn't dry it fully after rinsing it..and now it has an ugly area of rust across the whole bottom. :( Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.


Lisa110 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2005, 03:44 PM   #2
Chief Eating Officer
GB's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
Sand it down until you are back to metal and then re-season the pan.

You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2005, 04:32 PM   #3
Chef Extraordinaire
mudbug's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NoVA, beyond the Beltway
Posts: 11,166
I use a paste of baking soda and water. never seems to fail. re-seasoning is probably a good idea too.
Kool Aid - Think before you drink.
mudbug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2005, 04:56 PM   #4
Join Date: May 2005
Location: St. Clair Shores, Michigan
Posts: 88
I got this off off the internet:

I use a white vinegar solution 2 parts vinegar 1 part water to clean
the rust off cast iron pans. I collect antique cast iron pans and
after cleaning the old grease off them many times they are rusty
under the old seasoning. I soak the pan overnight in the vinegar
solution and the vinegar just dissolves the rust. Very rusty pans
many take an extra evening. Don't leave it in there too long or you
will not have a pan. The vinegar actually dissolves the metal. This
would work on new cast iron pans also.
Some days you win Some days you lose Some days you get rained out But you have to put the uniform on everyday and be ready to Play................. Nick
gwkr36a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2005, 12:52 AM   #5
Senior Cook
Lisa110's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: NYC
Posts: 107
Thank you for all the great ideas. I will try them, and let you all know how it turned out. It's nice to have several options. :)
Lisa110 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2005, 03:31 PM   #6
Michael_Schaap's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Northville, MI
Posts: 81
I was about to say just what everyone has just said but saw your suggestion Nick. Thanks much. Did not think of that one.

I love to cook with wine... sometimes it even gets in the food

Michael Schaap
Michael_Schaap is offline   Reply With Quote

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

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:41 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.