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post #21 of 36
Adam, get that pot cleaned up, give it a run in the oven on self clean, or burn it out with a weed burner. Then give it a scrub and dry. Get yourself some Flax seed oil. Apply a thin coat then into a 425 oven and bake it for a few hours. Let it cool. Repeat two more coats of oil and bake. You will have a bomb proof piece of cast iron. So slick eggs will slide right out. It's the only way to season cast iron.

That's it no more oiling or anything needed unless you run the thing through the dishwasher...
post #22 of 36
http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/137622/the-ultimate-way-to-season-cast-iron-flaxseed-oil
post #23 of 36
I've never used the self clean oven technique to "unseason" a pan/pot. How bad is the smell? Is it something I can do then get rid of the smell while the bride is at work?

PS. She has a nose like a bloodhound.
post #24 of 36
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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post

Adam, get that pot cleaned up, give it a run in the oven on self clean, or burn it out with a weed burner. Then give it a scrub and dry. Get yourself some Flax seed oil. Apply a thin coat then into a 425 oven and bake it for a few hours. Let it cool. Repeat two more coats of oil and bake. You will have a bomb proof piece of cast iron. So slick eggs will slide right out. It's the only way to season cast iron.

That's it no more oiling or anything needed unless you run the thing through the dishwasher...

Seriously Case ? Cool.... We actually use flax seed oil, but didn't know about that with CI.... Good to know man, thanks ! icon14.gif
post #25 of 36
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Originally Posted by c farmer View Post

My wife used it. devil.gif


She won't do this again.
mine sits with bacon grease in it but when I first got it I rubbed it down with evo amd sprayed with some Pam then placed in oven at 400 for 30 minutes and haven't had any issue besides I have an electric stove and burners aren't big enough.
post #26 of 36
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Originally Posted by WaterinHoleBrew View Post

Seriously Case ? Cool.... We actually use flax seed oil, but didn't know about that with CI.... Good to know man, thanks ! icon14.gif

I own way to much Cast Iron. I have been around the block and used every method too season. Bacon grease, veggie oil, lard, store bought seasoning, etc... FLAX SEED oil is the only way to go. Flax seed oil polymerizes when heated. When done properly you get a slick hard surface that is almost indestructible.

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/137622/the-ultimate-way-to-season-cast-iron-flaxseed-oil/30#post_1163302

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/154408/im-goin-in-seasoning-an-old-cast-iron-pan

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/135969/my-dutch-oven-seasoning-update#post_1098544

Just a few results for Flax seed oil seasoning...
post #27 of 36
Here is how you can safely remove rust from your Cast Iron cookware..... then use the very high temp cleaning method.... A gas grill outdoors will prevent the home from getting "stinky".... and then, using several coats of flax seed oil, condition the pan... be sure the pan is "upside down" so the oil doesn't pool on the cooking surface...

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/61319/cast-iron-electrolysis-rust-removal
post #28 of 36
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I own way to much Cast Iron.

 

 

You too, huh? I joke that all of my cast iron put together weighs as much as I do and I don't really know whether that's true or not.

post #29 of 36
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Originally Posted by tjs231 View Post

I've never used the self clean oven technique to "unseason" a pan/pot. How bad is the smell? Is it something I can do then get rid of the smell while the bride is at work?

PS. She has a nose like a bloodhound.

You will want the house wide open if you do this,  it will make a stink!   I to have switched to flax seed oil and it seems to be the best way to go.  (it does kinda stink to me during the bake in/on process, sorta like fish)

post #30 of 36
What if I just made a real hot wood fire in my fire pit and threw the pots/pans in there for a few hours?
post #31 of 36

The are more delicate when new.

 

My dutch oven is 80 years old.  With all that seasoning, even I can't mess it up?  :biggrin:

 

Seriously?  I treat that thing like your first newborn baby!

 

Good luck and good smoking.

post #32 of 36
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Originally Posted by c farmer View Post

I will give it a shot sunday maybe.

Beeswax might be hard to find?

Crisco work?

How do you season it, I will be using a oven.

Crisco will work just fine as will any other oil.

Come visit and I will let you go harvest some bee's wax.

 

Happy smoken.

David

post #33 of 36
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Originally Posted by themule69 View Post

Crisco will work just fine as will any other oil.
Come visit and I will let you go harvest some bee's wax.
Happy smoken.
David



David.... You should try Flax Seed Oil.... you will be pleasantly surprised at the Super Hard coating it puts down.....
post #34 of 36
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David.... You should try Flax Seed Oil.... you will be pleasantly surprised at the Super Hard coating it puts down.....

Thanks Dave

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post #36 of 36
All the post inspired me to buy some 5 dollar cast iron pans and refinish them.
Now they are all I use. My wife is coming around to using them as she sees how even they cook. Thanks again.

elbow grease and a wire brush........ and then a wire wheel on a grinder, way easier.
Years of rust coming off
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