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Cast Iron Help from the Experts!

Post by ratz » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:48 pm

Hey Everyone!

A set of cast iron pans were passed along to me. All three are "well seasoned" but two of them having a strange staining almost like spiderwebs. The pans are glass smooth to the touch. I tried the salt rub but the stains don't seem to come off. From what I read this staining may have been the result of the pan left on high heat with a little oil in it and it "burned". How do I get rid of the staining or will it go away with regular seasoning?

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Re: Cast Iron Help from the Experts!

Post by Stercutus » Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:01 pm

It almost look like it was scoured. I would reseason right away.
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Post by TacAir » Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:18 pm

I checked with my local exspert - she confirms likely from oil left that burned.

Re-season in oven is best solution.

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Re: Cast Iron Help from the Experts!

Post by ratz » Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:23 pm

Strip and re-season or just re-season? Thanks!

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Post by grennels » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:17 pm

Why worry about it. Go fry something.
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Post by Maverick299 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:19 pm

grennels wrote:Why worry about it. Go fry something.

I concur.
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Post by Dawgboy » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:20 pm

reseason, then fry something...
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Re: Cast Iron Help from the Experts!

Post by ratz » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:00 am

Thanks everyone! I just never saw that marbling before in a cast iron pan. Gonna fry me up some Zombie Nuggets!

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Post by crypto » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:02 am

yeah, that was likely someone cranking it up on high and burning the oil. Ive done that before, its no big deal and doesnt need to be scoured off. Just fry some shit and it'll go away.
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Re: Cast Iron Help from the Experts!

Post by procyon » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:23 am

grennels wrote:Why worry about it. Go fry something.
This.
My kids have a habit of cooking eggs in the morning and then leaving the pan on the heat with the leftover oil in the pan every so often.
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Re: Cast Iron Help from the Experts!

Post by kiwilrdg » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:07 pm

Sometimes the varnish type finish that well seasoned pans have gives them that appearance. Looks like a great pan. A finish like that takes time to develop. Do not try to remove it.

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Re: Cast Iron Help from the Experts!

Post by duodecima » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:25 pm

procyon wrote:
grennels wrote:Why worry about it. Go fry something.
This.
My kids have a habit of cooking eggs in the morning and then leaving the pan on the heat with the leftover oil in the pan every so often.
It doesn't affect anything that I have noticed over the last two decades.
Good, because a couple of my pans have that marbling look too. I've been ignoring it for the last couple years without any problem.
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Re: Cast Iron Help from the Experts!

Post by BullOnParade » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:27 pm

These marks are a very, very dangerous sign! If that pan doesn't have bacon in it soon, it could implode causing a riff in the space/bacon continuyum. Please, bacon the pan, now!
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Re: Cast Iron Help from the Experts!

Post by Horatio_Tyllis » Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:47 pm

BullOnParade wrote:These marks are a very, very dangerous sign! If that pan doesn't have bacon in it soon, it could implode causing a riff in the space/bacon continuyum. Please, bacon the pan, now!
Agreed. Incredibly dangerous. I suggest bacon as well, possibly with some pancakes or buttered bread fried in the leftover grease. (depends if you like sweet or savoury)
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