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Postby daveleb55 » Sat Aug 11, 2007 2:37 pm

Danny,
I've been using Cast iron pans for decades. I found the best way to (quickly) clean a crudded up pan is to put it on the stove on HIGH until a drop of water sizzles, then hold it under running HOTwater in the sink. BE CAREFUL!! You can get a nasty scald from the resulting steam! Scrub vigouously with a stiff bristled brush. Return to the fire to dry off any residual moisture. Repeat again if necesary. treat with crisco or whatever (I used to use peanut oil because it has a much higher burn temperature than crisco or other oils. Not good if yoiu're cooking for someone who is allergic to peanuts, though.)
You might have to do it a couple of times to get all the grunge out of the nooks and crannies. On regular frying pan I would get it good and hot, pour about a cup of boiling water into it (stand back!) and then let it simmer for a while to loosen up all the crud. Scrub out with a stiff brush (not wire, unless you are trying to take it back down to bare metal) and dry over the flame until all the moisture is evaporated. While it's still hot, treat with crisco, wipe off excess. pastry brush to spread it around, and paper towels to sop up the excess works good.

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Postby halfdome, Danny » Sat Aug 11, 2007 3:13 pm

Dave, that may work for someone with the use of both arms but since I'm recovering from rotator cuff surgery I'm going with what Dean suggested. Dean said his brother swears by the method of coating offending buildup with tomato paste and keep it in a bag over night, & rinse off buildup in the morning. For extra measure I have them bagged and sitting in the sun & I can see the water droplet forming on the bags. If that doesn't work I'm going to blast them (cold) with my gas powered pressure washer that has a nice pulsating circular spray. Thanks for your suggestion I appreciate your input. :D
BTW, I got the bill for the surgery today, $35,746.45 and after contract adjustments, patient responsibility $0.00, whew :woohoo: Danny
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Postby daveleb55 » Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:31 pm

I've never tried the 'tomato paste' method. Let me know how it works out. I may have to try it sometime.

Good luck with your recovery,

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Postby halfdome, Danny » Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:10 pm

I didn't wait for it to soak over night, get impatient sometimes, gotta stir the pot sorta. The tomato paste took off the mucky pucky stuff off my waffle iron and now I'll re-coat it lightly tomorrow. Will blast it with the presser washer to even things out first. Waffles for dinner tomorrow if I get the cable installed in the tear :lol: :) Easy job if you have too good arms ;) Danny
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Postby pgwilli » Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:29 pm

BTW, I got the bill for the surgery today, $35,746.45 and after contract adjustments, patient responsibility $0.00, whew

Yikes! Did you get a new Ti shoulder for that or a rebuild? :?
I've had a minor surgery lately and the bill was astonishing. I feel fortunate to have exceptional insurance coverage as well, and sad that everyone does not :(
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Postby Dean in Eureka, CA » Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:15 pm

I'm getting ready to shut my little one man opperation down, hang my glass cutter up and go to work for the company my brother works for...
Hopefully I'll be able to tough it out long enough to qualify for benifit and have my shoulder scoped... They might let me get it fixed first and then come on board...
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Postby halfdome, Danny » Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:28 pm

Dean in Eureka, CA wrote:I'm getting ready to shut my little one man opperation down, hang my glass cutter up and go to work for the company my brother works for...
Hopefully I'll be able to tough it out long enough to qualify for benifit and have my shoulder scoped... They might let me get it fixed first and then come on board...

Now your talkin' Dean, I know how much pain your experiencing and it needs to get repaired. Good luck in the new job & your shoulder repair. :thumbsup: Danny
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Postby Dean in Eureka, CA » Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:37 pm

Danny,
Thanks... Yaa know the damned thing feels like it's shredded at times and I keep telling myself it'll get better, but it hasn't improved one bit and I've been taking it easy since seeing youand Jane at Swimmers...
On the other hand though... I'd almost rather put up with the pain than go get hacked on... I hate being imobilized, stuck in a cast bigtime...
I'm just a big whimp, I guess. :lol:
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Postby halfdome, Danny » Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:38 pm

pgwilli wrote:
BTW, I got the bill for the surgery today, $35,746.45 and after contract adjustments, patient responsibility $0.00, whew

Yikes! Did you get a new Ti shoulder for that or a rebuild? :?
I've had a minor surgery lately and the bill was astonishing. I feel fortunate to have exceptional insurance coverage as well, and sad that everyone does not :(

Paul, don't know what a "Ti" is your referring to. They repaired a full thickness tear in the rotator cuff and did some work on a 33% tear on the bicep tendon, some removal of bone spurs and bursitis. The PA told me I had major shoulder surgery. I think they must have put some super glue or Gorilla glue in there,:lol: it's so stiff (adhesion's) but my Pt guy is doing a great job :thumbsup: Danny
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Postby pgwilli » Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:46 pm

Titanium.
I know several people who have had hip joint replacements and that seems to be the material of choice.
I know nothing of shoulder repair procedures, but it sounds like I don’t want to.
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Postby halfdome, Danny » Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:53 pm

Dean in Eureka, CA wrote:Danny,
Thanks... Yaa know the damned thing feels like it's shredded at times and I keep telling myself it'll get better, but it hasn't improved one bit and I've been taking it easy since seeing youand Jane at Swimmers...
On the other hand though... I'd almost rather put up with the pain than go get hacked on... I hate being imobilized, stuck in a cast bigtime...
I'm just a big whimp, I guess. :lol:


Dean, if you don't get it fixed now you won't be able to reach up to comb the hair growing out your ears when your an old geiser :cry: :lol: . I know a couple old guys that can't lift an arm above their chest, it's not fun for them. I'm going through a significant amount of pain with PT and sleeping (wakes me 4 times a night) but I'm confident it will pay off. During the day when I'm upright I'm almost pain free. You'll survive, just get it fixed, there's more for you to do and you can't do it wounded. :) Danny
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Postby halfdome, Danny » Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:59 pm

pgwilli wrote:Titanium.
I know several people who have had hip joint replacements and that seems to be the material of choice.
I know nothing of shoulder repair procedures, but it sounds like I don’t want to.

Paul, I have an older friend at the woodturning club that had a total shoulder done like you speak of. He was miserable for almost 2 years after the replacement, haven't seen him in months though, it has a lot to do with your general health too. Danny
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