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Re: food from cast iron skillet may taste funny
said by Bruschi: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. 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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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.