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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default How to take care of cast iron :-)

    I was poking around for something else and came on this blog:
    http://blackirondude.blogspot.com/ It's kind of interesting.

    <http://blackirondude.blogspot.com/20...killet-recondi
    tioning.html>

    We now return you to our regular scheduled programming.
    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller
    Bean soup with sausage and kale, 3-1-2010

  2. #2
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: How to take care of cast iron :-)

    On Mar 5, 10:43*am, Melba's Jammin' <barbschal...@earthlink.net>
    wrote:
    > I was poking around for something else and came on this blog:http://blackirondude.blogspot.com/* It's kind of interesting.
    >
    > <http://blackirondude.blogspot.com/20...killet-recondi
    > tioning.html>
    >
    > We now return you to our regular scheduled programming.
    > --
    > -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJhttp://web.me.com/barbschaller
    > Bean soup with sausage and kale, 3-1-2010


    His recommendations for cleaning cast iron cookware are good too!!

  3. #3
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: How to take care of cast iron :-)

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    ImStillMags <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Mar 5, 10:43*am, Melba's Jammin' <barbschal...@earthlink.net>
    > wrote:
    > > I was poking around for something else and came on this
    > > blog:http://blackirondude.blogspot.com/* It's kind of interesting.
    > >
    > > <http://blackirondude.blogspot.com/20...killet-recondi
    > > tioning.html>


    > His recommendations for cleaning cast iron cookware are good too!!


    I thought the reconditioning (second link above) was interesting. I
    don't think I looked at general info re cleaning. I scour with coarse
    salt and never wash with soap and water.


    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller
    Bean soup with sausage and kale, 3-1-2010

  4. #4
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: How to take care of cast iron :-)

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Melba's Jammin' <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I was poking around for something else and came on this blog:
    > http://blackirondude.blogspot.com/ It's kind of interesting.
    >
    > <http://blackirondude.blogspot.com/20...killet-recondi
    > tioning.html>
    >
    > We now return you to our regular scheduled programming.


    Man. There are some neat recipes on that site and tips for using a dutch
    oven. I've never used mom's dutch oven. It's been gathering dust in the
    pantry for a few years now.

    I may get brave and try using it in the BBQ pit. <g>
    --
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    "Human nature seems to be to control other people until they put their foot down."
    --Steve Rothstein

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  5. #5
    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: How to take care of cast iron :-)


    "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >I was poking around for something else and came on this blog:
    > http://blackirondude.blogspot.com/ It's kind of interesting.
    >
    > <http://blackirondude.blogspot.com/20...killet-recondi
    > tioning.html>
    >
    > We now return you to our regular scheduled programming.
    > --
    > -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    > http://web.me.com/barbschaller
    > Bean soup with sausage and kale, 3-1-2010


    Easier way:

    1. Place pan in oven
    2. Turn oven to Clean.
    3 When cool remove from oven.
    4. Wipe pan with a damp cloth & re-season.


    --
    Dimitri

    Searing

    http://kitchenguide.wordpress.com.


  6. #6
    Boron Elgar Guest

    Default Re: How to take care of cast iron :-)

    On Fri, 05 Mar 2010 12:43:38 -0600, Melba's Jammin'
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I was poking around for something else and came on this blog:
    >http://blackirondude.blogspot.com/ It's kind of interesting.
    >
    ><http://blackirondude.blogspot.com/20...killet-recondi
    >tioning.html>
    >
    >We now return you to our regular scheduled programming.



    Thai is an interesting site, Barb. Thanks for the link.

    I am one of those who does use soap and hot water on cast iron at
    times, but I also have pans that are so old and so well-seasoned that
    there is no harm to them

    Most cast iron sites put an absolute skull and crossbones over the
    word "soap" and I am glad someone who appears to have the expertise
    about cast iron say that it can, even if rarely, be used if the pan is
    solidly seasoned.

    Boron

  7. #7
    Tracy Guest

    Default Re: How to take care of cast iron :-)



    Boron Elgar wrote:
    > On Fri, 05 Mar 2010 12:43:38 -0600, Melba's Jammin'
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I was poking around for something else and came on this blog:
    >> http://blackirondude.blogspot.com/ It's kind of interesting.
    >>
    >> <http://blackirondude.blogspot.com/20...killet-recondi
    >> tioning.html>
    >>
    >> We now return you to our regular scheduled programming.

    >
    >
    > Thai is an interesting site, Barb. Thanks for the link.
    >
    > I am one of those who does use soap and hot water on cast iron at
    > times, but I also have pans that are so old and so well-seasoned that
    > there is no harm to them
    >
    > Most cast iron sites put an absolute skull and crossbones over the
    > word "soap" and I am glad someone who appears to have the expertise
    > about cast iron say that it can, even if rarely, be used if the pan is
    > solidly seasoned.
    >
    > Boron


    I have two cast iron skillets, one I purchased about 20 years ago
    and it has developed a nice seasoning. I use soap on it
    occasionally. The second one I found when I cleaned out my office
    kitchen last year. It was kinda rusty, and no one wanted it so I
    took it home and cleaned it up. I don't use soap on that one - at
    least not yet.

    -Tracy

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: How to take care of cast iron :-)

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Melba's Jammin' <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In article
    > <[email protected]>,
    > ImStillMags <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > On Mar 5, 10:43*am, Melba's Jammin' <barbschal...@earthlink.net>
    > > wrote:
    > > > I was poking around for something else and came on this
    > > > blog:http://blackirondude.blogspot.com/* It's kind of interesting.
    > > >
    > > > <http://blackirondude.blogspot.com/20...killet-recondi
    > > > tioning.html>

    >
    > > His recommendations for cleaning cast iron cookware are good too!!

    >
    > I thought the reconditioning (second link above) was interesting. I
    > don't think I looked at general info re cleaning. I scour with coarse
    > salt and never wash with soap and water.


    See, I use a soft nylon scrubbie and do use soap and water for
    degreasing. Then I hand dry and immediately oil it with cooking oil.
    That has served me well. :-)
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Human nature seems to be to control other people until they put their foot down."
    --Steve Rothstein

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  9. #9
    KevinS Guest

    Default Re: How to take care of cast iron :-)

    On Mar 5, 11:31´┐Żam, Melba's Jammin' <barbschal...@earthlink.net>
    wrote:

    <snip>

    > I scour with coarse salt and never wash with soap and water.


    This reminds me - a few years ago I replied in a "how do you clean
    your cast iron" thread that I used the same salt scour method.
    Pastorio took me to task in his usual colorful way saying basically
    that my method was effete (hand holding delicate teacup with pinky
    raised - something like that).

  10. #10
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: How to take care of cast iron :-)

    On Mar 5, 12:40*pm, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > In article
    > <barbschaller-F3745B.13310305032...@news-2.mpls.iphouse.net>,
    > *Melba's Jammin' <barbschal...@earthlink.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > In article
    > > <a6618698-e027-4e23-9d2c-5e8e69bbd...@b5g2000prd.googlegroups.com>,
    > > *ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > On Mar 5, 10:43*am, Melba's Jammin' <barbschal...@earthlink.net>
    > > > wrote:
    > > > > I was poking around for something else and came on this
    > > > > blog:http://blackirondude.blogspot.com/*It's kind of interesting.

    >
    > > > > <http://blackirondude.blogspot.com/20...killet-recondi
    > > > > tioning.html>

    >
    > > > His recommendations for cleaning cast iron cookware are good too!!

    >
    > > I thought the reconditioning (second link above) was interesting. *I
    > > don't think I looked at general info re cleaning. *I scour with coarse
    > > salt and never wash with soap and water.

    >
    > See, I use a soft nylon scrubbie and do use soap and water for
    > degreasing. Then I hand dry and immediately oil it with cooking oil.
    > That has served me well. :-)
    > --
    > Peace! Om
    >
    > "Human nature seems to be to control other people until they put their foot down." *
    > --Steve Rothstein
    >
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    I always put my cast iron skillet back on a burner on low to dry it.
    Leave it there for a few minutes till it's pretty warm and completely
    dry. After it's cool I wipe it down with cooking oil on a paper
    towel before I store it.

    I think it's important to make sure the pan is thoroughly
    dry.....'bake' all the water out.

  11. #11
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: How to take care of cast iron :-)

    In article <7edkn.3621$[email protected]>,
    "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Easier way:
    >
    > 1. Place pan in oven
    > 2. Turn oven to Clean.
    > 3 When cool remove from oven.
    > 4. Wipe pan with a damp cloth & re-season.


    I did that with my cast iron round griddle. Works a treat.


    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller
    Bean soup with sausage and kale, 3-1-2010

  12. #12
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: How to take care of cast iron :-)

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    KevinS <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Mar 5, 11:31?am, Melba's Jammin' <barbschal...@earthlink.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    > <snip>
    >
    > > I scour with coarse salt and never wash with soap and water.

    >
    > This reminds me - a few years ago I replied in a "how do you clean
    > your cast iron" thread that I used the same salt scour method.
    > Pastorio took me to task in his usual colorful way saying basically
    > that my method was effete (hand holding delicate teacup with pinky
    > raised - something like that).


    Alex rest his soul. Should've told him your way was done with your
    hands, not your "fete." "-) I miss him.


    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller
    Bean soup with sausage and kale, 3-1-2010

  13. #13
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: How to take care of cast iron :-)

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Melba's Jammin' <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In article
    > <[email protected]>,
    > KevinS <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > On Mar 5, 11:31?am, Melba's Jammin' <barbschal...@earthlink.net>
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > > <snip>
    > >
    > > > I scour with coarse salt and never wash with soap and water.

    > >
    > > This reminds me - a few years ago I replied in a "how do you clean
    > > your cast iron" thread that I used the same salt scour method.
    > > Pastorio took me to task in his usual colorful way saying basically
    > > that my method was effete (hand holding delicate teacup with pinky
    > > raised - something like that).

    >
    > Alex rest his soul. Should've told him your way was done with your
    > hands, not your "fete." "-) I miss him.


    So do I... :-(
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Human nature seems to be to control other people until they put their foot down."
    --Steve Rothstein

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
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  14. #14
    Serene Vannoy Guest

    Default Re: How to take care of cast iron :-)

    Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > I was poking around for something else and came on this blog:
    > http://blackirondude.blogspot.com/ It's kind of interesting.


    It's lovely. Thanks!

    Serene
    --
    "Basic principles of the Universe, oo. Do tell. Quantum mechanics?"
    "You cannot know simultaneously where you are in a relationship *and*
    how fast it is going." - Piglet and Rob Wynne, on alt.polyamory

  15. #15
    sf Guest

    Default Re: How to take care of cast iron :-)

    On Fri, 05 Mar 2010 12:43:38 -0600, Melba's Jammin'
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I was poking around for something else and came on this blog:
    > http://blackirondude.blogspot.com/ It's kind of interesting.
    >
    > <http://blackirondude.blogspot.com/20...killet-recondi
    > tioning.html>
    >
    > We now return you to our regular scheduled programming.


    Thanks, I RSSed it - even though I was disappointed his "red" beans
    and rice called for kidney beans.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  16. #16
    sf Guest

    Default Re: How to take care of cast iron :-)

    On Fri, 05 Mar 2010 14:40:38 -0600, Omelet <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > See, I use a soft nylon scrubbie


    Do you still find them? I'm keeping mine although it has seen better
    days. The brand name is Tuffy; is that what you buy? Finding a soft
    nylon scrubber like that (the look reminds me of a copper scrubber)
    isn't easy anymore.

    > and do use soap and water for degreasing.


    HOT water and a few drops of dish soap, yes.

    > Then I hand dry and immediately oil it with cooking oil.


    Nah. Mine are too well seasoned to need that. I "drip dry" upside
    down and then hang it on the pot rack for storage and to dry
    completely.

    > That has served me well. :-)


    Don't cook tomato in it, but you already know that.


    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  17. #17
    sf Guest

    Default Re: How to take care of cast iron :-)

    On Fri, 5 Mar 2010 12:42:21 -0800 (PST), KevinS <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > On Mar 5, 11:31?am, Melba's Jammin' <barbschal...@earthlink.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    > <snip>
    >
    > > I scour with coarse salt and never wash with soap and water.

    >
    > This reminds me - a few years ago I replied in a "how do you clean
    > your cast iron" thread that I used the same salt scour method.
    > Pastorio took me to task in his usual colorful way saying basically
    > that my method was effete (hand holding delicate teacup with pinky
    > raised - something like that).


    Sheesh... you didn't get the message?

    <just kidding>

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  18. #18
    sf Guest

    Default Re: How to take care of cast iron :-)

    On Fri, 05 Mar 2010 15:39:11 -0600, Omelet <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > In article
    > <[email protected]>,
    > Melba's Jammin' <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > In article
    > > <[email protected]>,
    > > KevinS <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > > > On Mar 5, 11:31?am, Melba's Jammin' <barbschal...@earthlink.net>
    > > > wrote:
    > > >
    > > > <snip>
    > > >
    > > > > I scour with coarse salt and never wash with soap and water.
    > > >
    > > > This reminds me - a few years ago I replied in a "how do you clean
    > > > your cast iron" thread that I used the same salt scour method.
    > > > Pastorio took me to task in his usual colorful way saying basically
    > > > that my method was effete (hand holding delicate teacup with pinky
    > > > raised - something like that).

    > >
    > > Alex rest his soul. Should've told him your way was done with your
    > > hands, not your "fete." "-) I miss him.

    >
    > So do I... :-(


    I miss Moosemeat.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  19. #19
    PLucas. Guest

    Default Re: How to take care of cast iron :-)

    sf <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:

    > On Fri, 05 Mar 2010 14:40:38 -0600, Omelet <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> See, I use a soft nylon scrubbie

    >
    > Do you still find them? I'm keeping mine although it has seen better
    > days. The brand name is Tuffy; is that what you buy? Finding a soft
    > nylon scrubber like that (the look reminds me of a copper scrubber)
    > isn't easy anymore.



    I use the nylon dishwashing scrubby things..... dish brush, some call
    them......

    http://tinyurl.com/yjcwov6



    for my cast iron wok, I just throw some hot water in it, use the scrubber,
    chuck the water, rinse, and then use paper towel to dry and rub with a little
    oil.


    >
    >> and do use soap and water for degreasing.

    >
    > HOT water and a few drops of dish soap, yes.




    Never in a wok, though.


    >
    >> Then I hand dry and immediately oil it with cooking oil.

    >
    > Nah. Mine are too well seasoned to need that. I "drip dry" upside
    > down and then hang it on the pot rack for storage and to dry
    > completely.
    >
    >> That has served me well. :-)

    >
    > Don't cook tomato in it, but you already know that.
    >
    >




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  20. #20
    sf Guest

    Default Re: How to take care of cast iron :-)

    On Fri, 05 Mar 2010 13:42:10 -0600, Omelet <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > In article
    > <[email protected]>,
    > Melba's Jammin' <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > I was poking around for something else and came on this blog:
    > > http://blackirondude.blogspot.com/ It's kind of interesting.
    > >
    > > <http://blackirondude.blogspot.com/20...killet-recondi
    > > tioning.html>
    > >
    > > We now return you to our regular scheduled programming.

    >
    > Man. There are some neat recipes on that site and tips for using a dutch
    > oven. I've never used mom's dutch oven. It's been gathering dust in the
    > pantry for a few years now.
    >
    > I may get brave and try using it in the BBQ pit. <g>


    Brave? Oh, come on.... hearth cooking was their original use!

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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