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Blotchy seasoning - now what?

Postby me&z » Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:45 pm

Tried to season a frying pan and covered pot with beeswax today. The results are blotchy (or spotty or streaky).

Any advice on what to do next?
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Re: Blotchy seasoning - now what?

Postby bobhenry » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:28 am

Use it ! Fry up some bacon for BLT's . You can recoat with bees wax as often as needed. Really good iron doesn't happen overnight it tends to build upon it's self as you use it. Just keep the faith it will soon be a sweet user.
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Re: Blotchy seasoning - now what?

Postby me&z » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:25 pm

Thanks for the encouragement. The problem is using them. Not real keen about putting them on my glass cooktop at home and I really don't cook when we camp.

But the frying pan should be ok. I learned to cook in that one. My great grandma pulled it out of her cupboard and gave to my mom as a wedding present in1956. Im pretty sure it was in daily use for a couple of decades before that.
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Postby Redneck Packrat » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:07 am

That happens. The uneven appearance will go away/fade/blend with use. I've had 'em come out looking like that and after a few dozen uses, they black right up into an even, pretty piece :thumbsup:
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Postby Socal Tom » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:13 pm

me&z wrote:Thanks for the encouragement. The problem is using them. Not real keen about putting them on my glass cooktop at home and I really don't cook when we camp.

But the frying pan should be ok. I learned to cook in that one. My great grandma pulled it out of her cupboard and gave to my mom as a wedding present in1956. Im pretty sure it was in daily use for a couple of decades before that.
Then what do you plan to use them for?
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Re: Blotchy seasoning - now what?

Postby me&z » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:16 pm

Well I hope to use them after we retire when we can take trips that are longer than just Friday night to Sunday afternoon. And if that never happens, then daughter #2 has dibs on them. But she also has a glass cooktop at the moment and her landlord doesn't want her to use cast iron on it.

They were doing just fine when my mom lived in Colorado but as soon as I brought them back to the Midwest, they started rusting. (The pans, not my parents).

Maybe I'll just make a point to use them on the side burner of the grill once in a awhile. BLTAs sound really good.
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Re: Blotchy seasoning - now what?

Postby bobhenry » Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:11 am

THE SURFACE RUST CAN BE CURED EASILY WITH A 1/2 AND 1/2 VINEGAR AND WATER BATH. ( Oops damn cap lock )

Just give it a light scrubbing with the vinegar water solution and then a water rinse and dry well.

I have heard that a clothes hanger loop can be laid on the glass cook top and then a cast iron pan. You might google it and see if my memory is correct.
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Re: Blotchy seasoning - now what?

Postby Redneck Packrat » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:26 pm

bobhenry wrote:I have heard that a clothes hanger loop can be laid on the glass cook top and then a cast iron pan.


That would work, if you can keep the clothes hanger from melting. :thumbsup:

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Re: Blotchy seasoning - now what?

Postby Nansplace » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:26 am

I use mine on a glass top stove but am careful not to turn the burner up on high, since the cast iron will get hotter and stay hotter than other cookware. Which also means, you don't need the temp as high, the cast iron will control the temp for you. I was afraid of using mine on the glass top at first but started testing using a low temp then gradually got warmer to where I go as high as a medium to almost a medium high and have had no problems. Hope that helps.
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Re: Blotchy seasoning - now what?

Postby me&z » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:29 am

Nansplace wrote:I use mine on a glass top stove but am careful not to turn the burner up on high, since the cast iron will get hotter and stay hotter than other cookware. Which also means, you don't need the temp as high, the cast iron will control the temp for you. I was afraid of using mine on the glass top at first but started testing using a low temp then gradually got warmer to where I go as high as a medium to almost a medium high and have had no problems. Hope that helps.


It does, thank you. I really liked the skillet when I cooked as a kid. Will be fun to use it again. 8)
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