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Cleaning Pops and pans
« on: October 16, 2010, 07:29:09 AM »
Hmmmmm... I will have to give this a shot. 
Will have to see if it will do it for the out side also.  By filling a dish pan and put 2 in it over night.

Soften Up Grease
Get baked-on foods off pots and pans with a dryer sheet. Just place one in a pot, fill with water and let sit overnight, then sponge off the next morning. The antistatic agent weakens the bond between the stuck-on food and the surface of the pan, while the fabric softener works its loosening magic. 
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Re: Cleaning Pops and pans
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2010, 07:50:03 AM »

If they're cast iron, just throw them in a large camp fire overnight, that will make them as good as new.
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Re: Cleaning Pops and pans
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2010, 08:29:37 AM »
If they're cast iron, just throw them in a large camp fire overnight, that will make them as good as new.

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I love my cast iron, No one cleans them but me.  My oldest one is over 70 years old.  8)
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Re: Cleaning Pops and pans
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2010, 09:06:38 AM »
:o  :o  :o
I love my cast iron, No one cleans them but me.  My oldest one is over 70 years old.  8)
I was serious about the fire, that's how you clean the old grease off, then apply a new coat right away.
Just make sure not to throw them into a raging fire, put them on top of some wood, and fill them with some real hot burning wood like Manzanita or any local brush that burns clean and hot, when the coals are burned out in the pan, take them out to cool slowly, they will look like the day you bought them.

I love cast iron for certain kinds of cooking, you can't get a better transfer of heat, than from thick iron.
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Re: Cleaning Pops and pans
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2010, 09:26:37 AM »
I love cast iron for certain kinds of cooking, you can't get a better transfer of heat, than from thick iron.

I do also but the Doc said I can not eat that way now.   :))   :o   :))
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Re: Cleaning Pops and pans
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2010, 09:42:25 AM »
I do also but the Doc said I can not eat that way now.   :))   :o   :))
Sure you can, just don't cook with grease, use Pam and cook anything you like, just avoid the Southern style where everything requires a ton of lard.
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Re: Cleaning Pops and pans
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2010, 09:57:00 AM »
Sure you can, just don't cook with grease, use Pam and cook anything you like, just avoid the Southern style where everything requires a ton of lard.

I have move over to the BBQ  ;D
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Re: Cleaning Pops and pans
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2010, 10:35:58 AM »
In searching out the campfire method of cleaning cast iron, I came across a blog, this guy nails it.
If you read through the blog, you will see all kinds of crazy ideas, but notice in his post, why the dryer sheet simply won't work, it can't get into the pores of the metal.

Best way to get all the oil (including motor oil) and stink out of or   off of a cast iron pan is build a campfire and toss the pan in, I take   an old wire coat hanger and wire it to the handle leaving the wire   outside the fire so i can take the pan out as needed, remembering   anything in or close to the fire is hot, the wire comes in handy to in   case you would like to use this to hang the pan till cool… this will   remove all the oils and stink, however you will have to wash and   re-season but i found it is well worth the effort because you have a   blank canvas to work with, to get off the black after washing you put   the pan on the stove top, heat till you see the water evaporating take a   paper towel and wipe it dry , take the same paper towel and use it to   apply your fresh oil to pan, wipe till all coated , throw paper towel   away and you are done, always remember too that cast iron is like any   other material. hot pans put down on too cold a surface may cause the   pan to crack, had a friend who cleaned his cast pan in a black smiths   forge and found out the hard way %$&#@ lol… the smelly pans are   sometimes attributed to the oil that was used, any oil that sits without   being heated for long periods of time the oil will start to decay   because after all from an animal mostly pork renderings bacon, lard etc.   some people use corn products like shortening this works also, the oil   or shortening is used to fill the porous holes in the cast iron thus   giving it the non stick cooking, heating the cast iron in the oven,   grill and etc. causes the pours in the cast iron to open allowing for   the oils and etc. to go deeper into the metal making for a better non   stick cook surface, when cast iron cools it locks the oils down into the   cast iron when heating the pan you will see the oils start to come out   of the pours of the cast iron… the black or brown coloring comes from   about the same procedure as a gunsmith used to use in the olden days to   blue gun barrels or gun parts, bluing is a controlled rust so salts and   other seasonings over time will help color the cast iron with the   heating and applying methods being very similar even down to the coating   of oil to stop the bluing or rusting process of the cast iron… I just   learned lately from an elderly lady that when cast iron is used over a   campfire it helps to coat the outside of the bottom of the pan with soap   before putting it on the fire, makes it easier cleanup after the   cooking is done… I hope my ramblings have helped some of you… God Bless   and Happy Cooking
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Re: Cleaning Pops and pans
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2010, 09:57:20 PM »
:o  :o  :o
I love my cast iron, No one cleans them but me.  My oldest one is over 70 years old.  8)
Attempting to clean a cast iron fry pan destroys the seasoning. Don't do it! :o
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