Treating a n Iron Skillet??????????

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Registered: 04-01-2007
Treating a n Iron Skillet??????????
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Tue, 04-20-2010 - 10:55pm
Im in the market for a new cast iron skillet.....however I have had all kinds of people saying that they must be treated,cured and even seasoned.I have been told this must be done with Peanut,Cottonseed,Olive and just about every other kind of oil except motor oil......guess thats because my mechanic doesnt cook.So whats up with all this? Is there a right or wrong way to do this?I was also wondering if there is any science to all these horror stories going around about the dangers and health risks of aluminimum cookware.....should I be shopping for stainless steel also???? Thanks again. Wuzzy

 

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Registered: 02-19-2003
Wed, 04-21-2010 - 8:16am

When I got my first iron skillet, the more experienced cooks in my family told me to rub it down with crisco and put it in a hot oven for a while.

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Registered: 04-01-2007
Wed, 04-21-2010 - 9:49pm
Thanks for the info.....I have never bought a new one before.I got my last 2 at yard sales lol.I like the pic of your dog!

 

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Wed, 04-21-2010 - 11:33pm

HI GARY!

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Registered: 04-01-2007
Thu, 04-22-2010 - 11:08pm
Thank you again.....you always come to my rescue....your awesome!!!!

 

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Registered: 02-25-2004
Mon, 04-26-2010 - 10:17pm

I bought the Lodge cast iron, but there was always a metal smell to it.

msmonaco2003
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 04-26-2010 - 11:34pm

Yes!

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Registered: 05-25-1999
Mon, 05-10-2010 - 6:27pm

This is a good topic thanks for bringing it up.


I have never (that I can remember) had any cast iron with a name on it. But then I guess I never looked to see either....lol


My grandmother had a pan she called a chicken fryer. It wasn't all that big around but it was a fry pan that was deep and it had a lid....and it is heavy. My mom got it and we used it at home all the time.


When my mom passed away, we all got something and what was left my youngest brother took. While in his basement one day I said told him I was glad that grandma's chicken fryer was still in the family and did he used it? He said no that thing would rust after he used it so he put it away....did I want it.....You bet I said.......lol


One day when he was at my house I fixed chicken and he said is THAT

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 05-10-2010 - 8:27pm

You are so right, my cast iron is totally non-stick and I don't want any of that enamel clad cast iron!

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