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Old 07-06-2004, 08:38 PM
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Beckie,
Thats just what I did. Greased it up good and put it on the burner for a couple mins. We'll see what it looks like in the a.m.
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I will also store with a paper towel in it to absorb any extra.
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Old 07-14-2004, 06:19 PM
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4th generation skillet

I have a 4th generation skillet and i just do it the way it has always been done. wash in dish soapy water as hot as you can stand it rinse in hot water and then put on the stove till completely dry, turn off burner and let sit till cool,rub a bit of grease(either bacon fat or lard) then store it in the oven. This has worked for over 100 years and still works like new. Hope this helps. Bonnie
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Old 07-15-2004, 07:26 AM
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I too used cooking oil to have a gummy stickey mess...great to find out how to undo my miss do also since I have picked up about a dozen more for my collection I can now season them as my original that was my great grandma's. Thank you thank you thank you
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Old 07-15-2004, 04:36 PM
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I too have lots of cast iron...I love it....it is fantastic....I love my dutch oven for cooking a roast with veggies....I season my cast iron with lard and when cooking use bacon grease...I was told not to use very hot water....use a mild soap if necessary otherwise if just grease wipe it out....if seasoned properly nothing should stick...don't have to use high heat either...I even have a meatloaf pan and a kettle I use on the woodstove for water
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Old 07-24-2004, 07:17 AM
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OK...this is what my son taught me to do. He got this from a cowboy cook from out on the range...Wyoming. Heat your pan, griddle...or whatever...spritz a bit of dish soap in it....swirl it around....and, then run it under hot water....rinse very well...then, place back on the fire...and, dry all the water off. I use my griddle weekly...makes the Best pancakes!!! I just put a little bit of oil on it...and, wipe it around before pouring the batter in. I have done this for years....and, it works just great. I do have an old dutch oven I cook roast and stews in...and, I do wash it out with soap...how else would you get it clean?... .Good luck...and, enjoy your skillet. A note.....cooking with cast iron is healthy...you get a little iron in your food that you cook....;-) .
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Old 07-24-2004, 11:01 AM
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I made bacon and eggs the other day-oooh they tasted wonderful !
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