So my wife and I just bought a house a couple months ago, and the previous owners left 3 skillets, 2 pots and a dutch oven. I saw them when we looked at the house and asked the owner what they were gonna do with them. They said probably just throw them away!!! Probably because they looked like this:
I said "WHOA THERE"!!! Seriously, i said that.....i don't know why, but i did. And after i got a weird confused look, the previous owner told me i could have them. Well as you can see, they had been plenty neglected. they were in a shed that had half of the roof knocked off by a previous hurricane, and these things were just filled with old water. No one had touched them since 08 i was told. Well we got moved in, oh, here's a picture of the happy chilluns with the for sale sign
We got moved in and settled, so my mind went to 2 things........Smoking a brisket and those cast iron pots! I've seen cast iron restoration from electrolosis and burning both, but since i didnt feel like electrocuting myself on such a beautiful day, i decided to burn em. I am a man and we like to burn things, it's just what we do, aint it?!?! so here's what they looked like after the fire.
You can kinda see the dutch oven in the corner, but DONT GET AHEAD OF YOURSELF!!!! so i had them out of the fire, and pulled out the ole grinding tool and air compressor and went to town. got on em with wire brushes too. and heres what i got.
Not too bad eh? Ok, i know what you're thinking....MADE IN TAIWAN!! but hey, i didnt buy em, they was free!!!! i inherited them! so anyways, now that you know im not a communist, lets move on.
Ok, now that you've put your stones down, check this out. this is after a seasoning.
As i'm sitting here patting myself on the back, i think i did a pretty good job. not bad for a first time, and hey, it helped pass the time while the brisket and ribs were smoking. whatcha think?! Thanks for reading/posting. this was a great time killer while at work.