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signmeuptoo
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reply to intok

Re: food from cast iron skillet may taste funny

Roommates cast iron pans would lose the rust resistance and it was difficult to get it back.


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intok

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said by signmeuptoo:

Roommates cast iron pans would lose the rust resistance and it was difficult to get it back.

how did they use the pans? You aren't supposed to wash them like other pans, you should never try to soak them, if you have something that is burnt on that isn't really badly burnt on deglaze the pan by cooking up some onions, I do this every time I make sweet breakfast sausages like the incredibly delicious brown sugar and honey ones from the local butcher shop. I've got a skillet here that hasn't seen the inside of a sink in 3 years, 95%+ of the time you should only have to wipe the pan out.

Note to self theres are very good reasons candy companies use copper...


javaMan
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said by intok:

said by signmeuptoo:

Roommates cast iron pans would lose the rust resistance and it was difficult to get it back.

how did they use the pans? You aren't supposed to wash them like other pans, you should never try to soak them. . .

I've never had a problem soaking my pans, provided, of course, that it's not more than a few hours. The thing you never, never want to do though is use dish soap. After soaking, if needed, I use a bristle brush and then rinse and wipe with a paper towel.
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Bruschi
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said by javaMan:

The thing you never, never want to do though is use dish soap.

I am not sure why people keeps saying this, its one of those wives tales that will never die. 100% false. If the pan or pot is seasoned correctly you certainly can use a mild dish detergent.
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said by Bruschi:

said by javaMan:

The thing you never, never want to do though is use dish soap.

I am not sure why people keeps saying this, its one of those wives tales that will never die. 100% false. If the pan or pot is seasoned correctly you certainly can use a mild dish detergent.

Call it an "old wives tale" if you must (to each his/her own) but that has not been my experience after 50+ years of using them nor my grandmother's for that matter. They do cook much better without using dish soap.
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DaMan666
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sorry. Clean your dishes. (and your wooden spoons) please


intok

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said by DaMan666:

sorry. Clean your dishes. (and your wooden spoons) please

No.


DaMan666
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Unless you are Mexican, or any other food str8

'dsependent"wash your dishes.Your buds and immune system will thank you
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intok

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said by DaMan666:

'dsependent"wash your dishes.Your buds and immune system will thank you

Nah, taken care of properly there is no risk. Your immune system has to be challenged if you want to make it stronger and thus not be sick all the time. People that coat their house in lysol every day are constantly sick since they never get dirty.

said by DaMan666:

Unless you are Mexican, or any other food str8

And what are you trying to imply with this?

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reply to Bruschi
said by Bruschi:

said by javaMan:

The thing you never, never want to do though is use dish soap.

I am not sure why people keeps saying this, its one of those wives tales that will never die. 100% false. If the pan or pot is seasoned correctly you certainly can use a mild dish detergent.

I only have one small cast iron skillet (all other cookware is Revereware copper bottom now around 50 years old with some 75 years or more old as it was my mother's only cookware also). I've had the cast iron skillet for probably 40-50 years and I don't recall ever seasoning it. It has a wooden handle so it can't go in the oven anyway. I wash it regularly by hand with the same dish soap I use for all my dishes.
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intok

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You only have to season it if it's new, rusted or you do something to ruin the existing season. The longer you use it the better it gets. If your pan has a 40+ year old season built up then you have a great pan.

I didn't inherit any good cookware but I am a pretty good cook, so I'm building my own set of individual pieces I like.

I did my cast iron grill grates in a camp fire. Got em hot and soaked em in a mix of bacon fat and peanut oil. It was 102f outside, the AC could barely keep up and I wasn't about to use the oven to do it. Yeah, most of the things I do shouldn't be done by most people, I do them because I never get hurt or destroy things unless that was the original end goal.


John Galt
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This is my cast iron pan...about 10 years old. Took advantage of a nice sunny day to get a good shot...


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said by John Galt:

This is my cast iron pan...about 10 years old. Took advantage of a nice sunny day to get a good shot...

Very nice. Mine isn't quite that nice but it's not as old either. It's aging quite well though.
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It's the paint scraper that made the bottom like that...

I use a teaspoon around the curved edge at the bottom.


javaMan
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I've been considering a griddle for awhile. Much easier for pancakes and grilled sandwiches and the like.


DaMan666
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reply to intok
I agree with your first comment, and I just mean culinary flavors on the second. If you cook mex one day, hungarian the next, I dont see how you can season anything
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Looks Good!


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reply to aurgathor
Ugh I have a family member that uses a brillo pad on a cast iron skillet.. so I was making some shrimp and garlic in it the other day and I got around the sides and you could taste what seemed to be the off-taste..

How can I stop this habit of this going on? Her thing is I don't care :-/


intok

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Hit her with the pan, then take a sand blaster to the pan to clean the contamination from the surface and start over on seasoning.


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said by intok:

Hit her with the pan, then take a sand blaster to the pan to clean the contamination from the surface and start over on seasoning.

Alternately, you can apply the sand blaster directly to the family member and clean the "contamination" that way.

All kidding aside, I wish I knew what to tell you on that one (short of changing the locks whilst they are out of the house, of course).
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yeah or sometimes the pan sits in the sink overnight with water in it :-/