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Old 08-13-2005, 12:20 AM   #21
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Is it rusting? If so, heat it, scour it, and re-season it.

Is the seasoning flaking off? Again, heat, scour, and re-season.

I always wash my CI by hand, dry on the heat, then rub with some shortening while it's still hot.

I don't have an automatic dishwasher right now, but if I did, and someone put one of my CI pans through it, I'd go nuts. But then, if someone put ANY of my pans through a dishwasher, I'd go nuts, because I always wash all my pans by hand.
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I can't see any flaking or anything. It looks perfectly fine. I don't see any rust or any sign that it is damaged. I have just heard horror stories and I wondered if I ought to do something proactive here.

Like I said, this baby must be nearly 75 years old. I am just guessing though.
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Old 08-14-2005, 01:27 PM   #23
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I'd heat it and rub some oil into it, then wipe it dry again with a paper towel, but that's about the extent of what needs to be done, from your description.

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Old 08-14-2005, 01:39 PM   #24
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I have an old cast iron frying pan from my grandmother. When I got it, it has an accumulation on the bottom from many years on a wood stove, then kerosene stove, then finally an electric stove. I put it in the fireplace when we had a really good fire going and left it. Next morning I washed and reseasoned it, and I've been using it without a problem ever since. I always wash, rinse and dry it and heat it on a burner for a minute or so after using.
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Old 08-14-2005, 05:21 PM   #25
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I'd heat it and rub some oil into it, then wipe it dry again with a paper towel, but that's about the extent of what needs to be done, from your description.

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Thats exactly what I did. Thanks Goodweed for relieving my mind.

Licia, thanks so much. I think mine will be fine now.
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