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  1. #1
    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

    Default Speaking of cast iron

    I was shopping for something unrelated to cooking but had to go into the
    cooking section anyway... as usual. I was at a place called 'Old Tyme
    Pottery' which has the best prices on terra cotta pots I've ever seen but
    they have a ton of stuff for the kitchen too. There is also aisle after
    aisle of dishes, plates, glasses etc.

    Anyway they had some pieces of cast iron. Reasonably priced IMO but I've
    got 2 cast iron skillets I've had forever and I don't need any more. The
    sticker on the cast iron said "pre-seasoned". You don't have to season it
    when you get it home. As for myself... I don't think I'd trust that "pre-
    seasoned" sticker and season it again when I got it home.

    Anyone have any experience with the "pre-seasoned" cast iron?

    Michael

    --
    "No More Getting Jerked Around by the Gas Nozzle"
    ~ Senator Larry Craig R-Idaho on Cspan-2


    To email - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

  2. #2
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Speaking of cast iron

    Michael "Dog3" said...

    > Anyone have any experience with the "pre-seasoned" cast iron?



    Michael,

    I would never trust such a claim! Too "iffy" about what that means.

    Best,

    Andy

  3. #3
    Kathleen Guest

    Default Re: Speaking of cast iron

    Michael "Dog3" wrote:

    > I was shopping for something unrelated to cooking but had to go into the
    > cooking section anyway... as usual. I was at a place called 'Old Tyme
    > Pottery' which has the best prices on terra cotta pots I've ever seen but
    > they have a ton of stuff for the kitchen too. There is also aisle after
    > aisle of dishes, plates, glasses etc.
    >
    > Anyway they had some pieces of cast iron. Reasonably priced IMO but I've
    > got 2 cast iron skillets I've had forever and I don't need any more. The
    > sticker on the cast iron said "pre-seasoned". You don't have to season it
    > when you get it home. As for myself... I don't think I'd trust that "pre-
    > seasoned" sticker and season it again when I got it home.
    >
    > Anyone have any experience with the "pre-seasoned" cast iron?


    Nope. But I launder new clothes before wearing, and I'd certainly wash
    and season a new cast iron pan before using, no matter what the sticker
    said.


  4. #4
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Speaking of cast iron

    Michael "Dog3" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > I was shopping for something unrelated to cooking but had to go into
    > the cooking section anyway... as usual. I was at a place called 'Old
    > Tyme Pottery' which has the best prices on terra cotta pots I've ever
    > seen but they have a ton of stuff for the kitchen too. There is also
    > aisle after aisle of dishes, plates, glasses etc.
    >
    > Anyway they had some pieces of cast iron. Reasonably priced IMO but
    > I've got 2 cast iron skillets I've had forever and I don't need any
    > more. The sticker on the cast iron said "pre-seasoned". You don't
    > have to season it when you get it home. As for myself... I don't
    > think I'd trust that "pre- seasoned" sticker and season it again when
    > I got it home.
    >
    > Anyone have any experience with the "pre-seasoned" cast iron?
    >
    > Michael


    Yes and it still has to be seasoned LOL

    Jill

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    =?iso-8859-1?B?VEZNrg==?= Guest

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    "Michael "Dog3"" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] ..
    > I was shopping for something unrelated to cooking but had to go into the
    > cooking section anyway... as usual. I was at a place called 'Old Tyme
    > Pottery' which has the best prices on terra cotta pots I've ever seen but
    > they have a ton of stuff for the kitchen too. There is also aisle after
    > aisle of dishes, plates, glasses etc.
    >
    > Anyway they had some pieces of cast iron. Reasonably priced IMO but I've
    > got 2 cast iron skillets I've had forever and I don't need any more. The
    > sticker on the cast iron said "pre-seasoned". You don't have to season it
    > when you get it home. As for myself... I don't think I'd trust that "pre-
    > seasoned" sticker and season it again when I got it home.
    >
    > Anyone have any experience with the "pre-seasoned" cast iron?



    I've not had any experience with it cause I wouldn't touch it with a ten
    foot pole. What do they season it with?

    I'll do it the old-fashioned way, thanks.

    TFM


  6. #6
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Speaking of cast iron

    On Sat, 09 Aug 2008 13:55:30 GMT, "Michael \"Dog3\"" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    <snip>
    >
    >Anyway they had some pieces of cast iron. Reasonably priced IMO but I've
    >got 2 cast iron skillets I've had forever and I don't need any more. The
    >sticker on the cast iron said "pre-seasoned". You don't have to season it
    >when you get it home. As for myself... I don't think I'd trust that "pre-
    >seasoned" sticker and season it again when I got it home.
    >
    >Anyone have any experience with the "pre-seasoned" cast iron?
    >

    No experience here, just common sense. It's just a first coat, so
    don't treat it like nonstick. You're still going to need to build up
    the layers of seasoning the old fashioned way.


    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

  7. #7
    Edwin Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Speaking of cast iron


    "TFM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> Anyone have any experience with the "pre-seasoned" cast iron?

    >
    >
    > I've not had any experience with it cause I wouldn't touch it with a ten
    > foot pole. What do they season it with?
    >
    > I'll do it the old-fashioned way, thanks.
    >
    > TFM


    Lodge uses a vegetable oil. IMO, it is more marketing than substance to get
    people to buy since many are afraid of having to season the pan. Fry a
    pound of bacon. Done.



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    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

    Default Re: Speaking of cast iron

    "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    news:[email protected]: in rec.food.cooking

    > Yes and it still has to be seasoned LOL
    >
    > Jill


    That's what I figured and you just *know* they don't season it like you
    would at home. I wonder if the "pre-seasoned" is a manufactured thing.

    Michael



    --
    "No More Getting Jerked Around by the Gas Nozzle"
    ~ Senator Larry Craig R-Idaho on Cspan-2


    To email - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

  9. #9
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Speaking of cast iron

    Michael wrote:

    > I was shopping for something unrelated to cooking but had to go into the
    > cooking section anyway... as usual. I was at a place called 'Old Tyme
    > Pottery' which has the best prices on terra cotta pots I've ever seen but
    > they have a ton of stuff for the kitchen too. There is also aisle after
    > aisle of dishes, plates, glasses etc.
    >
    > Anyway they had some pieces of cast iron. Reasonably priced IMO but I've
    > got 2 cast iron skillets I've had forever and I don't need any more. The
    > sticker on the cast iron said "pre-seasoned". You don't have to season it
    > when you get it home. As for myself... I don't think I'd trust that "pre-
    > seasoned" sticker and season it again when I got it home.
    >
    > Anyone have any experience with the "pre-seasoned" cast iron?


    I remember someone posting *here* about it a few years ago. I don't remember
    the exact wording, so I probably won't be able to find the post, but this
    person got the pre-seasoned skillet, did some cooking, then when it was time
    to clean the skillet, the seasoning peeled right off the pan!

    Bob


  10. #10
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Speaking of cast iron

    On Sat, 9 Aug 2008 18:21:28 -0700, "Bob Terwilliger"
    <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:

    >Michael wrote:
    >

    <snip>
    >>
    >> Anyone have any experience with the "pre-seasoned" cast iron?

    >
    >I remember someone posting *here* about it a few years ago. I don't remember
    >the exact wording, so I probably won't be able to find the post, but this
    >person got the pre-seasoned skillet, did some cooking, then when it was time
    >to clean the skillet, the seasoning peeled right off the pan!
    >
    >Bob


    I don't remember that post, but why would anyone think that a
    "pre-seasoned" new pan would be as seasoned as an older pan would be
    after constant use that built up seasoning?


    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

  11. #11
    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

    Default Re: Speaking of cast iron

    "Bob Terwilliger" <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz>
    news:[email protected]: in rec.food.cooking

    > Michael wrote:
    >>
    >> Anyone have any experience with the "pre-seasoned" cast iron?


    >
    > I remember someone posting *here* about it a few years ago. I don't
    > remember the exact wording, so I probably won't be able to find the
    > post, but this person got the pre-seasoned skillet, did some cooking,
    > then when it was time to clean the skillet, the seasoning peeled right
    > off the pan!


    I figured as much. I don't think any company can season cast iron like we
    can at home. I think it's just a gimick.

    Michael


    --
    "No More Getting Jerked Around by the Gas Nozzle"
    ~ Senator Larry Craig R-Idaho on Cspan-2


    To email - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

  12. #12
    Sheldon Guest

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    On Aug 10, 9:35�am, "Michael \"Dog3\"" <f...@good.hot> wrote:
    > "Bob Terwilliger" <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz>news:23i5c4.47b.17.1@ news.alt.net:in rec.food.cooking
    >
    > > Michael wrote:

    >
    > >> Anyone have any experience with the "pre-seasoned" cast iron?

    >
    > > I remember someone posting *here* about it a few years ago. I don't
    > > remember the exact wording, so I probably won't be able to find the
    > > post, but this person got the pre-seasoned skillet, did some cooking,
    > > then when it was time to clean the skillet, the seasoning peeled right
    > > off the pan!

    >
    > I figured as much. I don't think any company can season cast iron like we
    > can at home. �I think it's just a gimick.


    The stoopid part is why would any normal brained person want to cook
    with something so antiquated that they need to worry about
    seasoning... wouldn't surprise me if yoose live in a friggin' covered
    wagon. Imagine, someone is spending many, MANY thousand$$$ on a
    designer kitchen and they still can't afford decent modern cookware,
    they gotta use crap folks are trying to give away at tag sales. The
    only reason folks use cast iron cookware is because they are too
    stingy to spend the bucks for real cookware, so they buy that five n'
    dime dreck and then try to somehow rationalize that there are good
    points, well there are none!


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    enigma Guest

    Default Re: Speaking of cast iron

    Sheldon <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]
    oups.com:

    > On Aug 10, 9:35�am, "Michael \"Dog3\"" <f...@good.hot>
    > wrote:
    >> "Bob Terwilliger"
    >> <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz>news:23i5c4.47b.17.1@ news.alt.
    >> net:in rec.food.cooking
    >>
    >> > Michael wrote:

    >>
    >> >> Anyone have any experience with the "pre-seasoned" cast
    >> >> iron?

    >>
    >> > I remember someone posting *here* about it a few years
    >> > ago. I don't remember the exact wording, so I probably
    >> > won't be able to find the post, but this person got the
    >> > pre-seasoned skillet, did some cooking, then when it was
    >> > time to clean the skillet, the seasoning peeled right
    >> > off the pan!

    >>
    >> I figured as much. I don't think any company can season
    >> cast iron like we can at home. �I think it's just a
    >> gimick.

    >
    > The stoopid part is why would any normal brained person
    > want to cook with something so antiquated that they need to
    > worry about seasoning... wouldn't surprise me if yoose live
    > in a friggin' covered wagon. Imagine, someone is spending
    > many, MANY thousand$$$ on a designer kitchen and they still
    > can't afford decent modern cookware, they gotta use crap
    > folks are trying to give away at tag sales. The only
    > reason folks use cast iron cookware is because they are too
    > stingy to spend the bucks for real cookware, so they buy
    > that five n' dime dreck and then try to somehow rationalize
    > that there are good points, well there are none!


    ah, i see cast iron is beyond your limited comprehension. not
    at all surprising considering...
    but since you brought it up, what do you consider "real"
    cookware?


    lee
    --
    Last night while sitting in my chair
    I pinged a host that wasn't there
    It wasn't there again today
    The host resolved to NSA.

  14. #14
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Speaking of cast iron

    On Mon, 11 Aug 2008 21:49:11 +0000 (UTC), enigma <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > ah, i see cast iron is beyond your limited comprehension. not
    >at all surprising considering...
    > but since you brought it up, what do you consider "real"
    >cookware?


    I noticed Bobby Flay using cast iron on his show today.


    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

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    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Speaking of cast iron

    On Aug 9, 6:55*am, "Michael \"Dog3\"" <f...@good.hot> wrote:
    > I was shopping for something unrelated to cooking but had to go into the
    > cooking section anyway... as usual. I was at a place called 'Old Tyme
    > Pottery' which has the best prices on terra cotta pots I've ever seen but
    > they have a ton of stuff for the kitchen too. There is also aisle after
    > aisle of dishes, plates, glasses etc.
    >
    > Anyway they had some pieces of cast iron. *Reasonably priced IMO but I've
    > got 2 cast iron skillets I've had forever and I don't need any more. *The
    > sticker on the cast iron said "pre-seasoned". *You don't have to seasonit
    > when you get it home. *As for myself... I don't think I'd trust that "pre-
    > seasoned" sticker and season it again when I got it home.
    >
    > Anyone have any experience with the "pre-seasoned" cast iron?
    >
    > Michael
    >
    > --
    > "No More Getting Jerked Around by the Gas Nozzle"
    > * * * * * * * * ~ Senator Larry Craig R-Idaho on Cspan-2
    >
    > *To email - michael at lonergan dot us dot com


    Yep- and you are right- you need to do it again.

  16. #16
    Sheldon Guest

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    On Aug 11, 5:49�pm, enigma <eni...@evil.net> wrote:
    > Sheldon <PENMAR...@aol.com> wrote innews:[email protected]
    > oups.com:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Aug 10, 9:35 am, "Michael \"Dog3\"" <f...@good.hot>
    > > wrote:
    > >> "Bob Terwilliger"
    > >> <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz>news:23i5c4.47b.17.1@ news.alt.
    > >> net:in rec.food.cooking

    >
    > >> > Michael wrote:

    >
    > >> >> Anyone have any experience with the "pre-seasoned" cast
    > >> >> iron?

    >
    > >> > I remember someone posting *here* about it a few years
    > >> > ago. I don't remember the exact wording, so I probably
    > >> > won't be able to find the post, but this person got the
    > >> > pre-seasoned skillet, did some cooking, then when it was
    > >> > time to clean the skillet, the seasoning peeled right
    > >> > off the pan!

    >
    > >> I figured as much. I don't think any company can season
    > >> cast iron like we can at home. I think it's just a
    > >> gimick.

    >
    > > The stoopid part is why would any normal brained person
    > > want to cook with something so antiquated that they need to
    > > worry about seasoning... wouldn't surprise me if yoose live
    > > in a friggin' covered wagon. �Imagine, someone is spending
    > > many, MANY thousand$$$ on a designer kitchen and they still
    > > can't afford decent modern cookware, they gotta use crap
    > > folks are trying to give away at tag sales. �The only
    > > reason folks use cast iron cookware is because they are too
    > > stingy to spend the bucks for real cookware, so they buy
    > > that five n' dime dreck and then try to somehow rationalize
    > > that there are good points, well there are none!

    >
    > �ah, i see cast iron is beyond your limited comprehension. not
    > at all surprising considering...
    > �but since you brought it up, what do you consider "real"
    > cookware?


    Why would you want the opinion of someone whose comprehension of the
    subject is limited... not that there's anything to comprehend other
    than the IQ of cast iron and yours are equal... cooking on cast iron
    is exactly analogous to driving a Ferrari on wooden wheels.

  17. #17
    Billy Guest

    Default Re: Speaking of cast iron

    On Mon, 11 Aug 2008 15:12:32 -0700, sf wrote:

    >I noticed Bobby Flay using cast iron on his show today.


    I'll keep my Lodge any day of the week.....the dutch oven is perfect
    for Southern fried chicken, french fries or hushpuppies. That 12"
    skillet has made more City Chicken and Country Fried steak than I can
    recall. And the milk gravy was pretty damn good too.

    ....and I never claimed that it was on the diet plate menu either.




  18. #18
    enigma Guest

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    Sheldon <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]
    oups.com:

    > Why would you want the opinion of someone whose
    > comprehension of the subject is limited... not that there's
    > anything to comprehend other than the IQ of cast iron and
    > yours are equal... cooking on cast iron is exactly
    > analogous to driving a Ferrari on wooden wheels.


    because, Shelly dear, you claim there is something better;
    "real" cookware. so, pray tell, what do you consider real
    cookware?
    there are pots & pans for assorted cooking tasks, but there
    are good reasons to use cast iron for certain tasks as well.
    you, however, seem to think there is a magic "real" cookware,
    that serves all purposes. what is this wonderful stuff?

    lee
    --
    Last night while sitting in my chair
    I pinged a host that wasn't there
    It wasn't there again today
    The host resolved to NSA.

  19. #19
    Sheldon Guest

    Default Re: Speaking of cast iron

    enigma wrote:
    > Sheldon writes:
    >
    > > Why would you want the opinion of someone whose
    > > comprehension of the subject is limited... not that there's
    > > anything to comprehend other than the IQ of cast iron and
    > > yours are equal... cooking on cast iron is exactly
    > > analogous to driving a Ferrari on wooden wheels.

    >
    > �because, Shelly dear, you claim there is something better;
    > "real" cookware. so, pray tell, what do you consider real
    > cookware?
    > �there are pots & pans for assorted cooking tasks, but there
    > are good reasons to use cast iron for certain tasks as well.
    > you, however, seem to think there is a magic "real" cookware,
    > that serves all purposes. what is this wonderful stuff?


    You truly epitomize dumb... I mean like the dumbest of the dumb... you
    are a total waste of protoplasm. You already know everything,
    everything you are ever going to know, which of course easily fits on
    a pin point.

    Compared with cast iron all other cookware is supremely modern... cast
    iron has as much value for cooking as wooden wheels have for
    transportaton. People use cast iron cookware because they are
    tightwads, and they're stupid. And there is no such thing as good
    cast iron cookware, no matter which brand ever made it's all the same
    material, all cast iron cookware ever produced is made of the exact
    same lowest grade cast iron there is. Anyway, we've been over this
    many, many times, you can't know because on top of your lack of a
    viable IQ you're a newbie.




  20. #20
    Edwin Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Speaking of cast iron


    <sf> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > On Mon, 11 Aug 2008 21:49:11 +0000 (UTC), enigma <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> ah, i see cast iron is beyond your limited comprehension. not
    >>at all surprising considering...
    >> but since you brought it up, what do you consider "real"
    >>cookware?

    >
    > I noticed Bobby Flay using cast iron on his show today.
    >


    Yesterday on his grilling show he was using Viking. They showed a shot of
    him putting food into the pan. It could have been shot from any angle, but
    they were in close and perfectly framed the Viking logo. Remember when
    Julia put black tape over the name of her KA mixer?



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