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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Chickaroo!, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have this cast iron dutch oven that I got from a friend and it's all sticky b/c she "seasoned" it w/reg. veg. oil and not something like Crisco. Does anyone know how to clean the stickyness off?
     
  2. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Can you burn it off? I know that what we had to do one time while camping because the pot was all sticky.
     
  3. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think so Chicker. I've put it in the oven and tried to bake it for awhile, but it didn't work.
     
  4. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Hmmm, yeah I guess if you don't have access to a campfire, that won't really work! [​IMG]

    I've always wanted a nice set of cast iron, but the only thing I really know is that you can't wash them with soap and water. I hope someone comes along with better advice!
     
  5. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it is real bad, you can scrub it off but then you will have to reseason it, but use a plain steel wool sponge not SOS with soap in it. The cast iron will absorb the soap.

    this is a link to LODGE one of the best makers of Cast Iron Cookware Tells how to season/reseason cookware. http://www.castironcookware.com/cleaning-seasoning.html
     
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  6. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Marlin. I was thinking that I might be able to use that, but just wasn't certain.
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I agree with scrubbing it with stainless steel scrubber. You don't want to soap it up because it strips everything and it can absorb the soap but once you scrub it like crazy put it in the oven and get it HOT. Then wash it with a little soapy water and dry it off quick and right back into the hot oven. Once it is cool check it and see if it is still sticky. If so repeat. If not oil it, and store it upside down where stuff can't stick to it. You'll have to wipe it out well before you use it next.
     
  8. 2 Beauts

    2 Beauts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never tried it, but what about using some sand in a paste?
     
  9. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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