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Old 11-04-2012, 07:07 PM   #11
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So borrow some grease from a neighbor. Lol!! It really is the best for my skillet. World perfectly, every time.
My husband is going to LOVE this! Me, making him bacon. Hmm, this is going to earn me huge bonus points. He thinks bacon is its own food group.

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Old 11-04-2012, 07:10 PM   #12
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It's not??! Lol
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:18 PM   #13
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It's not??! Lol
gotta recheck the pyramid...
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:47 AM   #14
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Re: How to season cast iron?

I just got a pre-seasoned cast iron pan and all the reviewers were mad except for the one review where the person stated they seasoned theirs a bunch of times before using anyways. So for the time being every time I use my oven, I just oil up my cast iron pan and put it in there for awhile. I have yet to use it because I am nervous. I am a first-timer. Also we are vegan (although not 100%) so we don't have lard or bacon grease. I am using canola oil.
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The very best ever way to season cast iron:
http://gnowfglins.com/2010/03/12/how...son-cast-iron/
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Yes, thank you. We're considering the flax method, although I'm running out of time before Mr. Pancake is supposed to get to work. I also have bacon in the fridge... sigh. My pancake dream isn't going to come true, I can feel it.
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Cast iron seasons better with time and use. The more you use/season and let it build up the better they are.
Also dont wash with soap. If my pans arent messy I dont even use water. I just wipe them and put them away.

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^^^^ Yep that. And I have found that I LOVE LOVE LOVE using coconut oil to season my cast iron....Works beautifully!!! I swab the inside liberally with it, bake for a while, and when it comes out and cools, wipe out the excess and store on your stove. NEVER nest cast iron, it will tend to rust!!

But I also love the bacon idea, too
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Re: How to season cast iron?

I have tried to clean my cast iron after use (just water and a good scrub brush) but it still has spots on it and the top even has rust. I put it on the burner after cleaning to get it dry fast. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I still use it, it just doesn't have that nice solid black sheen that I see on others cast iron.
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I have tried to clean my cast iron after use (just water and a good scrub brush) but it still has spots on it and the top even has rust. I put it on the burner after cleaning to get it dry fast. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I still use it, it just doesn't have that nice solid black sheen that I see on others cast iron.
You are using water. That's a nono
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