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My new Dutch Oven!

Postby ChristopherS » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:04 am

Well its been awhile since I have been on here. I have been sick but am better now. I just picked up this dutch oven at a local flea market and am trying to clean the rust off the inside. Can't wait until I can use it. I have other cast iron pieces and they all need a cleaning and re-seasoning.

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Postby cuyeda » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:03 am

Try electrolysis methods. Will dissolve the rust, and then season it.
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Postby Kevin & Sandy » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:03 pm

If you have several pieces that all need cleaned up, get a big enough container to use electrolysis on all of them, I did several pieces at once last time I did this.

For a small individual item, I have put a wire brush attachment on my drill before.

Both methods will require seasoning afterwards...

I have a pot just like yours, and I wanted to put coal on top of it.
I cut a license plate in half lengthways, then pop-riveted the pieces into a circular band. I put that on top so the coals don't fall off. A person has to be careful, but it worked for me!
Any sheet metal will do, that is what I had handy in the garage.
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Postby ChristopherS » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:40 pm

That exactly what I was going to do. I have plenty of license plates laying around. I put some apple cider vinegar in it and it did its job. The rest was a sos pad and a wire brush. Now just waiting to season it.

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Postby the other side » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:32 pm

I think I saw one that looked just like that in the woods on top of a stump. So apple cider vinegar will clean it up... hhmmmm, I'm gonna try that, if I can find it again. Is there a point where you can't revive cast iron? Thanx!
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Postby bobhenry » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:45 am

Kevin & Sandy wrote:I have a pot just like yours, and I wanted to put coal on top of it.
I cut a license plate in half lengthways, then pop-riveted the pieces into a circular band. I put that on top so the coals don't fall off. A person has to be careful, but it worked for me!
Any sheet metal will do, that is what I had handy in the garage.


I length of stout chain works well also
to keep coal on a domed lid.
Just coil it in a circle near the edge.

An old gas stove grate works well to allow room
underneath for hot coals too ! :thumbsup:


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Postby ChristopherS » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:21 pm

So got it seasoned and made some cioppino tonight. By the way.......tasted great!

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Postby ChristopherS » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:23 pm

Apple cider vinegar worked for me but you have to have patients. You put it in there and let it sit. I used the green scotchbrite pad and it cleaned right up.
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