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Old 10-25-2005, 03:41 PM   #1
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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.


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Old 10-25-2005, 03:44 PM   #2
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Sand it down until you are back to metal and then re-season the pan.

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Old 10-25-2005, 04:32 PM   #3
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I use a paste of baking soda and water. never seems to fail. re-seasoning is probably a good idea too.
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Old 10-25-2005, 04:56 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 10-26-2005, 12:52 AM   #5
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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. :)
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Old 12-20-2005, 03:31 PM   #6
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I was about to say just what everyone has just said but saw your suggestion Nick. Thanks much. Did not think of that one.

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