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Backyard Lumberjack

Backyard Lumberjack

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Backyard Lumberjack

Backyard Lumberjack

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I have the Lodge chicken fryer with a lid that doubles as a skillet. I don't get to use it as much as I use to. The other day I pulled it out and did a quick meal. Nothing elaborate as some of your meals. Just brown some diced chicken with garlic and mushrooms, egg noodles and a can of black beans and white beans. After clean up with hot water, the skillet looks like this. Not the beast seasoning, but I heat it up on the stove and spray with olive oil before putting away.
So I probably need to strip and re-season. Since I have others that need it too, I think I'll make a bath. How much lye do you put with how much water?
if that was my pan, i would use it as is... clean it after use. water ok, imo. just heat to dry. put up, light oil inside perhaps. and with moist paper towel i pre clean, then oil then heat and use...
 
Backyard Lumberjack

Backyard Lumberjack

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A friend was throwing this away. I got it and restored it. 22". Second pic is about the 3rd seasoning. I've used it quite a bit in the last 6 months. It's starting to get pretty good.
nice pan! :) i scrounged up my collection just as the family was heading to dump it all and some other stuff. estate disposal. said i could have all the cast stuff. then as i was loading it up, came out and said... 'do you want all this stuff, too? its headed to dump as well....!!"

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joe25DA

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If I’m not doin dogs on the grill. Always cast iron. Only 3 pans we use. 10” lodge I’ve had for 10 years, my wife’s grandmothers 14” unmarked but made in USA and a nice stainless Allclad works good mindful of the heat and some good oil or butter 7F5B15A3-3637-411E-86F7-BD1FDDDFC28D.jpeg 208A10AE-4A2B-4B7D-8423-C7BF544FF5C4.jpeg
 
ChoppyChoppy

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I just cook hotdogs in the microwave.

Wrap in a papertowel and 30-45 secs.

Most stove makers say not to use cast iron on glass cooktops.
 
benjo75

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We use our iron on a glass cook top all the time. Doesn't hurt anything unless you drop it or get rough with it. When I re finish one I always smooth the bottom a little to make it easier on the glass. But we've never had any problem.
 
CentaurG2

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From what I am told “glass” induction stove tops are actually garnet. Cast iron has been reported to scratch them but you can purchase soft carbon steel pans that work just like cast. De-Buyer makes some nice ones. You could also try a heat diffuser underneath the cast but results may vary.
 
djg james

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and today went and got 2 #s more... they do cook up well in the cast iron pan...
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I didn't know you could roast them on the stove top. How do you do it? I've got about a half bushel of Chinese Chestnuts and I looked it up on how you had to roast them. Something about scoring each one with a knife and then soaking them in water overnight. Then in the oven.
 
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nice pan! :) i scrounged up my collection just as the family was heading to dump it all and some other stuff. estate disposal. said i could have all the cast stuff. then as i was loading it up, came out and said... 'do you want all this stuff, too? its headed to dump as well....!!"

:surprised3:

:baaa:
I found this pan at a private dump years ago when I was a kid. I use to shoot ground hogs that burrowed in his lane (old RR right of way) for the owner. it was in bad shape. I cleaned all the rust off with a wire brush in a drill and the soaking the inside with muratic acid while heating on a hot plate. Cleaned up well. It needs a little work now though.
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It's my grilled egg sandwich pan.
 
djg james

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Has anyone used Evaporust to clean cast iron?
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I'm currently using it on a horseshoe that belonged to my Dad. He used to plow the fields when he was 14 with a team of mules, so It might be a mule shoe. Did they use shoes on mules? I found it after he was gone, so I couldn't ask him. Found it in my Grandfather's black smith tools. Possibly he even made the shoe.
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Stonesforbrains

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Has anyone used Evaporust to clean cast iron?
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I'm currently using it on a horseshoe that belonged to my Dad. He used to plow the fields when he was 14 with a team of mules, so It might be a mule shoe. Did they use shoes on mules? I found it after he was gone, so I couldn't ask him. Found it in my Grandfather's black smith tools. Possibly he even made the shoe.
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I have not used it on any cast iron, but did buy it to soak some tools that got rusty sitting in a truck bed box that leaked. It worked very well for that. I bought it because it was non toxic and I didn’t want the neighbors cat getting in the shed and then having to deal with all that mess. Didn’t think about trying it on a cast iron pan. Interested to hear what others have to say about it.
 
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