pro-tips: de-rusting / re-seasoning Cast iron Pans
Posted 17 May 2011 - 01:31 PM
One of them has some significant rust - One of the them has less rust - One of them looks to be rust free.
I'm just looking for some re-affirmation from folks that have done this before, and any pro-tips.
I'm reading that I need to scrub, scrub, scrub that rust off, and then give all three of them a seasoning.
I've got a charcoal grill that i can get upto 450 - 500 degrees, and I DO NOT want to do this in my oven.
after the rust removal, is it as simple as covering with a light cooking oil, and just heating the everliving shit out of the pans?
then after cooling i apply a thin oil surface, rinse, heat and store?
please and thank you to continue the discussion here.
Posted 17 May 2011 - 03:37 PM
Posted 17 May 2011 - 03:48 PM
Posted 17 May 2011 - 09:04 PM
let me know how it goes. I'm most likely giving this a shot with the non-rusted pan this weekend.. i'll use that experience to help with the other ones which require more work.
Posted 17 May 2011 - 09:23 PM
I have a VERY small condo, and even though I've effed up the process the two times I've tried seasoning our pan, I haven't had any issues with smoke.
Posted 18 May 2011 - 04:37 AM
Posted 18 May 2011 - 08:38 PM
pretty sure that was in an old Cooks Illustrated i got from my SIL
Posted 19 May 2011 - 02:05 PM
I have no problem getting a pan between the coals and the rack on the grill. I'm def gonna do the easy one outside, and if I don't smoke it to bad, i'll try the others inside on a cold day. they are the smaller ones and I may even be able to fit them both in the over at the same time.
I'm also getting a wire brush attachment for the drill. I've seen this several places over the last couple of days, too. no need to scrub if i can pull a trigger.
Posted 19 May 2011 - 03:42 PM
The ultimate way to season cast iron, per Cook's Illustrated
i only have 1 or 2 non cast iron pots and pans at home, if mine get a little rust, i usually just heat them up and wipe them down with what ever oil i have around. Real bad, or if my friend Patty cleans them too hard i will put them in a hot oven for a while, wipe them down and put them back in for an hour or so. Then let it cool and do it again , once a day for a few days.
i've never really seen much difference in whih oil i used, but then again i don't keep track.