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Offline Pizzaboyo

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Sticky skillet
« on: May 31, 2013, 09:42:33 AM »
Hi folks, I "tried" to season a cast iron skillet with veggie oil upside down in a 230c oven for 30 min (three times) and it now has a sticky feel to it and when I put it on a medium heat it smokes heavily. What did I do wrong and can I repair it??
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Re: Sticky skillet
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2013, 09:57:10 AM »
Just make bacon... lot's of bacon.... And NEVER wash her with soap! ;)
It's an Earth food. They are called Swedish meatballs. It's a strange thing, but every sentient race has its own version of these Swedish meatballs! I suspect it's one of those great universal mysteries which will either never be explained, or which would drive you mad if you ever learned the truth.

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Re: Sticky skillet
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2013, 10:47:29 AM »

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Re: Sticky skillet
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2013, 11:09:01 AM »
Just make bacon... lot's of bacon.... And NEVER wash her with soap! ;)

I find this to be good advice in most any situation.   :-D
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Re: Sticky skillet
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2013, 11:29:13 AM »
Bacon, bacon and more bacon!

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Re: Sticky skillet
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2013, 11:46:47 AM »
Crisco . . . Or bacon.

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Re: Sticky skillet
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2013, 05:39:36 AM »
So it's bacon (rashers) then as I've no idea what our "Irish" version of crisco is  :-[
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Re: Sticky skillet
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2013, 01:26:05 PM »
So it's bacon (rashers) then as I've no idea what our "Irish" version of crisco is  :-[

O'Crisco ?    ;D

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Re: Sticky skillet
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2013, 01:55:46 PM »
I tried seasoning a skillet with flax with multiple coatings.  I wasn't real impressed.

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Re: Sticky skillet
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2013, 05:57:29 AM »
O'Crisco ?    ;D
Oh be jazus n be gorra I must search for that alrite  ;D
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Re: Sticky skillet
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2013, 08:01:53 AM »
Oh be jazus n be gorra I must search for that alrite  ;D

It is just a name brand of vegetable shortening. :)
It's an Earth food. They are called Swedish meatballs. It's a strange thing, but every sentient race has its own version of these Swedish meatballs! I suspect it's one of those great universal mysteries which will either never be explained, or which would drive you mad if you ever learned the truth.

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Re: Sticky skillet
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2013, 12:51:40 PM »
It is just a name brand of vegetable shortening. :)
What's shortening then? :-[
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Re: Sticky skillet
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2013, 01:29:09 PM »
What's shortening then? :-[


Think lard.

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Re: Sticky skillet
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2013, 03:25:22 PM »
Ah Ha  ::) I'll get some lard tomorrow so. I used bacon today and rendered down the fat and got a lovely shiny looking skillet like this
 BUT when I heated it later on it started to smoke like hell. What am I doing wrong????
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Re: Sticky skillet
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2013, 03:37:07 PM »
I've seasoned lots of cast iron skillets and pots. If it feels sticky you left too much oil on the pan before baking it in the oven. There is no way to improve a bad base coating. You've got to scrub it off and start from scratch. The technique that zymurgymaster is pointing you to in reply #2 works great. Even if you don't use flaxseed oil, read the procedure, particularly where she describes wiping off the oil before putting your pan in the oven for the bake off. I've used her method and it works great.

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Re: Sticky skillet
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2013, 03:45:29 PM »
Thanks Redox, I'll scrub it and re do it but is it possible to do it on a stove top instead of an oven??
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Re: Sticky skillet
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2013, 06:06:05 PM »
I've never had the patience to season by using over a long period of time so I can't say. I don't know of any fast way to season on the stove top.

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Re: Sticky skillet
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2013, 08:37:49 AM »
Consider a nonstick Teflon skillet... :D
It's an Earth food. They are called Swedish meatballs. It's a strange thing, but every sentient race has its own version of these Swedish meatballs! I suspect it's one of those great universal mysteries which will either never be explained, or which would drive you mad if you ever learned the truth.

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Re: Sticky skillet
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2013, 08:58:32 AM »
A friend of mine told me a way to season and it worked (atleast for me).  All I did was get a paper towel, dampen with oil (I used peanut) gently wipe the pan, then throw it on a gril (gas) on high for an hour.  He said it may take a second bake but I never needed it.
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Re: Sticky skillet
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2013, 11:30:55 AM »
A friend of mine told me a way to season and it worked (atleast for me).  All I did was get a paper towel, dampen with oil (I used peanut) gently wipe the pan, then throw it on a gril (gas) on high for an hour.  He said it may take a second bake but I never needed it.
tom
X2 Worked for everything I have done.