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Wandering who uses cast iron and what process you use to season your pans, my wife scrubbed some seasoning off one do I decided to re-season the 2 pans and Dutch oven. I went and put them in the oven on the clean cycle and stripped them, I then tried Flax Seed oil, the method is quite a lengthy process, I was quite impressed with the results as heating the Flax Seed oil at high temperatures actually makes it bond to the surface resulting in a smooth non stick coating. After numerous coats the pictures speak for themselves.

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4 minutes ago, cmoore03 said:

Would you be kind enough to explain your process for stripping the cast iron?  Thanks  CMoore

 

4 minutes ago, cmoore03 said:

Would you be kind enough to explain your process for stripping the cast iron?  Thanks  CMoore

For some reason I can’t get to copy so here goes, I stripped the pans completely in the oven on highest clean cycle, mine was 500, then rinse out and scrub with scotch brite pad, put back in oven on 200 for 20 minutes to open the pours in the metal then take out and apply a very thin coat of flax seed oil, I did inside and out, let no oil pooling in pan at all, put back in oven on highest heat for 1 hour and let cool in oven, take out and repeat with oil a total of 5-7 times. I used the oil I got at schnucks international collections virgin flax seed oil, any will do as long as it is pure. 

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Wash the devil out of them. Dry. Put rock salt in them to the brim. Reheat to 400 and bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Discard the salt (carefully).  Rub with neutral oil and reheat to 400. Take out, cool a bit and rub with neutral oil and back in the 400 oven. Repeat one more time. Never use soap again. If the bottom and outsides are bad they get the same through the first round.

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I'm a total philistine.  I scrub my dirty cast iron cookware with dawn and a scotchbrite, dry them and coat with some vegetable oil and put them away.  They seem to cook things just fine.

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1 hour ago, rps said:

Wash the devil out of them. Dry. Put rock salt in them to the brim. Reheat to 400 and bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Discard the salt (carefully).  Rub with neutral oil and reheat to 400. Take out, cool a bit and rub with neutral oil and back in the 400 oven. Repeat one more time. Never use soap again. If the bottom and outsides are bad they get the same through the first round.

Real curious as to what the rock salt does, is there a chemical reaction and does it remove the seasoning that is present?

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