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Seasoning cast iron??
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Dale Anne    Posted 03-03-2005 at 06:14:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Howdy ya'll was getting into cleaning my cuboards and found the 3 cast iron pans[brand new] that I keep forgetting to season.....whats the best way to season them....I have always got used castiron that was already seasoned and dont really know how to do this...any ideas?....Thanks Dale Anne


Griz    Posted 03-03-2005 at 09:46:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Peanut is right on the money however I take it a step further. If your stove has the auto-clean function, I will grease up my pan, lard press whatever, and then set the oven to auto clean. Comes out looking like new and any crusty's that had set in will have fallen off. Great way of doing it.

Griz


hollie    Posted 03-03-2005 at 06:31:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
dont' know dale ann...i only use non stick pans or an electric skillet...i sold all my old iron pans...too much trouble....but good luck.......h


Dale Anne    Posted 03-03-2005 at 06:35:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
holly? to much trouble?...ya cant buy pans that cook as well as the old ones do...iffin ya ask me...and ya cant get a flavor from them new fangled pans either lol...I dont even know iffin i'm gonna like these new ones...not half as heavy as the ones i buy at estate sales and such...dont seem like they make them the same these days...reckon ya dont save grease in a coffee can on yer stove either huh? lol...cant wait to kull off some geese this year and get me a big ole batvh of goose grease...got half the family asking fer some....Dale Anne


hollie    Posted 03-03-2005 at 06:44:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nope sorry...lol...no grease in a can on the stove either...i do save bacon greese...in the fridge...covered...LOL....sorry dale anne...and i've never even SEEN goose grease!..or even ate a goose...oh how we all come from different walks of life...*smile* thats what makes us all so interesting........h


Salmoneye    Posted 03-03-2005 at 07:29:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
and i've never even SEEN goose grease

Absolutely NOTHING better for waterproofing your boots...

Unless of course you have access to bear grease...

;-)


egh    Posted 03-03-2005 at 06:19:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
my mom told me to take them camping and grease them up good and put them in the campfire. i did a couple peices that way and it worked for me. and every so often i would grease them lightly and bake them in the oven for a while and for daily maintinance , after washing i would dry them on the burner and lightly oil them before putting them up.


Peanut    Posted 03-03-2005 at 06:17:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mrs Peanut does it this way.

Rub shortening on the inside of the pan and put it in the oven at 500 degrees for about an hour. She repeated this three times letting the pan cool in between times.

Thats it. She never lets her pans air dry. She'll wash them and then put them on the stove with the heat on until they dry from the heat.


j    Posted 03-03-2005 at 07:09:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's how I do it...

Shortening is a MUST.

I have tried regular cooking oils-they don't work.



Dale Anne    Posted 03-03-2005 at 06:32:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks ya'll......Now I have learned never to use soap on castiron or set them in water...I always wipe them out with papertowels after cooking...I will try the way Mrs. peanut does since I dont go camping much....thanks alot...Dale Anne


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