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[–] kissaki [S] 1 point 1 point (+2|-1) ago 

I do it that way a lot too.

It's just sometimes it needs a little soap I find. Especially if you've been cooking smelly things like fish.

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[–] Seventh_Jim 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I prefer to use a salt scrub with the oil. Have to reseason a bit though after.

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[–] green_man 1 point 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Great post. Cast iron is the proper way to cook in many instances. It's a mans responsibility to ensure that his home is well maintained.

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[–] kissaki [S] 1 point 1 point (+2|-1) ago 

Thanks!

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[–] KILLtheRATS 1 point 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Before you season it. Polish the bottom. I could see my reflection in some of mine before I seasoned them. Eggs slid right off it

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[–] pushthis 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

What do you recommend for polishing cast iron skillets?

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[–] KILLtheRATS 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Sand paper. I use an old whet stone

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[–] kissaki [S] 1 point 1 point (+2|-1) ago 

There was a guy on YouTube (can't find it now) who used a stripping wheel on a drill and seemed to have great success smoothing out the cooking surface. I've never tried it. I did try a wire brush on a drill but found it was not worthwhile.

Old pans are super smooth whereas newer pans (post 1970's) have a kind of bumpy surface but they work just as good. It's just a visual thing.

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[–] Dial_Indicator 2 points 1 point (+3|-2) ago 

https://voat.co/v/TheGentleman/2999589/16411647

yup 100% agree

Before you season it. Polish the bottom

it is the only way polish that son a bitch smooth.... they use to do this in older cast iron (and is why thy think it so good) what you get now is shit and they dont polish it, straight out of the mold

and dont use that flax seed oil bullshit you read about... it bullshit,

Just throw some butter in there, wait till it smoking, and add more etc.... then use it

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[–] KILLtheRATS 1 point 1 point (+2|-1) ago 

Coconut oil works good. NEVER OLIVE OIL

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[–] kissaki [S] 1 point 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Yes, it's awesome.

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[–] Ina_Pickle 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Thanks for this. My mom had cast iron but she never taught me how to use it.

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[–] kissaki [S] 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

You are very welcome!

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[–] Dial_Indicator 2 points 3 points (+5|-2) ago 

cast iron is really the way once polished! you buy a new pan whatever... take it sand it fucking smooth. reseason and use use it! you will see a night and difference

the saying using metal utensils on cast is bullshit, saying dont use soap it bulllshit aswelll,,,' a well seasoned pan is near indestructible

I will agree never leave any food sit in it, acidic as well

generally when in done cooking i flash that fucker under the faucet then just wipe clean with a scrub brush

cast iron is so good to cook on, a little oil let is heat botta-bing the fucking non stick surface you will find

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[–] kissaki [S] 1 point 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Maybe I'll try sanding a newer one smooth and testing the difference, for science. Thanks!

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[–] Dial_Indicator 2 points 3 points (+5|-2) ago  (edited ago)

ooooh ffs yes, do it

sand her down to like 220 grit, dont forget the sides too... then clean, an initial reseasoning then just use

cast iron is really porous it will suck all that into it after

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[–] AmaleksHairyAss 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That's way too much maintenance. I'll stick with steel.

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[–] YoHomie 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Cast iron is shit for cooking on a stove. It doesn't heat evenly. Anyone who disagrees is either an idiot or has never paid attention to how it cooks your food on a gas burner. Its non-stick properties (even when properly seasoned) are mediocre compared to a quality non-stick pan, it can't compare in heating up fast, browning, or "even" cooking to a quality copper-core pan clad in stainless steel or aluminum alloy (don't believe me? Do an honest side-by-side), and you have to fuck with it to keep it seasoned.

I don't know who served you faggots the "cast iron" grape Koolaid, but for fuck sake already, open your goddamn eyes and try not to be so fucking ignorant. I thought this sub was supposed to teach shit, not spread ignorance.

If you're young and broke, fine, start with cast iron. However when you want to grow the fuck up, time to get some quality cookware.

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[–] YoHomie 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Full Disclosure: I actually DO have a few cast iron pans, they do serve a purpose. They are good if you want to sear something at high temp and shove it into the oven (their short handles help with ovens), they're good for sauces on the grill, and I use one to make deep-dish pizza, so I'm not saying that the things are useless, I just get tired of this cast iron fuck-fest bullshit I hear all the time. Grow-up and open your minds when it comes to quality cookware.

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[–] kissaki [S] ago 

Sounds like someone needs a Snickers.

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[–] drakesdoom2 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

When I had a stable work living situation I would cook dinner in a cast iron skillet using a strainer, a large metal spoon, and a bowl. Start with cooking meat, strain then cook everything else, as cheese on top.

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[–] kissaki [S] 1 point 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Yes I make lots of sauces with cast iron too.

God bless and best wishes for the future.

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