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Posted: 12/28/20 10:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I don't know if modifying a cast iron griddle is a sin. I found out many years ago that scrubbing a cast iron skillet is a major sin. Yikes! What a ruckus!!

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I picked up a few pieces a while back and after they sat around for about a year I finally got to working on them this past summer. I had to use a Sadie pad on my drill and take them down to bare metal and reseason them from scratch. They’re just lodge brand nothing special but one of them is a 14” Dutch oven that new is close to $100, and I gave only $20 for all 3 pieces.

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Reader1 wrote:

I don't know if modifying a cast iron griddle is a sin. I found out many years ago that scrubbing a cast iron skillet is a major sin. Yikes! What a ruckus!!


I scrub my cast iron every time I use it. Hot water and soap. It's still the best non-stick pan I have.

The key is to DRY the pan thoroughly after cleaning.

You cannot remove the seasoning through normal* washing.

*NOT the dish machine. Yikes.

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Posted: 01/07/21 08:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cowboy Kent Rollins' cowboy cooking channel on youtube has some cast iron care and feeding information.

You can re season rusted cast iron cookware by throwing it in the campfire to burn off all previous seasoning and start a re-season.

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I did that this summer to several pieces that I had picked up at a yard sale.

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I inherited a cast iron griddle that was my Grandmothers. It had four spots fairly clean where she made pancakes and the rest of the cooking surface was a thick black burn on from years of use. Not knowing any better I took it to work and bead blasted it back to bare metal. Even though I seasoned it again it wouldn't cook worth a darn for a long time. I learned my lesson!

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In regards to Some cast iron cookware , most are sold as “pre-seasoned” which keeps them from rusting in storage and shipping. My brother has a Lodge frying pan, washed and took care of it per instructions, everything stuck, was going to throw it out on my scrap-iron pile. I put it in an old gas stove oven and set it to self-clean, hours later when the would open,we removed it washed it and began the seasoning process. Took a while, now he says it’s the pan in the kitchen. Sometime the old ways work better! Dan

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Not a sin.
But yes. I understand the responsibility. On the other hand - an iron griddle shouldn't be collecting dust just because you don't want to ruin it. Modify it if you want to. It's only a handle after all.

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