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Postby CaptD » Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:50 pm

I can't seem to get rid of it. After cleaning and drying I apply oil when the pan has cooled down enough to handle but still warm. At first I used paper towels then the blue shop paper towels then new (washed) hankerchiefs then I went to a kitchen store and bought cloth that said lint free but I still get way to much lint on my cast iron. What really works?? Bob's going to tell me that he uses his old underwear.....
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Re: LINT

Postby TimC » Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:47 pm

Well, the lint won't bother you if you use Bob's skivvies... :frightened:
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Re: LINT

Postby bobhenry » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:38 am

Bob Who ? I use an old unwashed sock !

Seriously are you applying to a hot skillet ! If not that is your problem. The cool metal will grab anything. Heat the skillet just hot enough it is uncomfortable to handle ( Not life threatening) and coat with oil of choice with almost anything and let it cool. I have never experienced this so I am kinda guessing.

But remember lint is a good filler ! :D
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Re: LINT

Postby CaptD » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:09 am

I do apply oil to hot skillets even always using gloves so I don't burn my hands. Still to much lint when I check for missed spots after wiping under a light. Has anyone tried microfiber cloths to wipe down your cast iron cookware?
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Re: LINT

Postby Tomterrific » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:47 am

I say, ignore the lint! We need more fiber in our diets anyhow.

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Re: LINT

Postby KennethW » Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:53 pm

Tomterrific wrote:I say, ignore the lint! We need more fiber in our diets anyhow.

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Re: LINT

Postby TimC » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:56 am

Tomterrific wrote:I say, ignore the lint! We need more fiber in our diets anyhow.

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Haha, 'cept of course those microfiber clothes are not much of a usable fiber in our bodies! Just sayin...

Maybe pick up some jute or sissal twine and make a "brush" with a whole bunch of strands tied together in a round paint brush kinda shape. It should be plenty stiff to apply and spread oil or wax and if fibers break off just dust it clean before each use. A roll of jute or sisal will prob only cost you a couple bucks and you can use the twine to tie it all together.

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Re: LINT

Postby Phooey » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:27 pm

Maybe you are using too much oil. Just a tiny amount wiped in the oven will do. Try drying the oven over heat after wiping it and wait until you see the smallest wisp of smoke before removing from the heat source.

You might consider reseasoning the oven with beeswax.

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Re: LINT

Postby IndyTom » Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:03 pm

Kent Rollins uses a bandanna, swears they are completely lint free.

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Re: LINT

Postby CaptD » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:40 pm

I have several bandanas and will try one out soon. Thanks for the tip. Is Kent Rollins the cowboy from Oklahoma who has a kitchen on a trailer that he pulls to his cookouts? If so I have seen his videos on u-tube and I am impressed with his knowledge of cooking and cast iron.
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Postby IndyTom » Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:09 am

Yes, that is him. I love his videos. I am waiting for a little warmer weather to get back to DO cooking and trying some of his recipes.

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Re: LINT

Postby CaptD » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:13 pm

Got to do some more experimenting this past weekend. Not all paper towels are created even. Some give off much more lint than others. The best results that I found are from using "Scott SHOP towels GLASS for Glass and Chrome Low Lint Low Streaking" which are light blue in color. Not the regular shop towels (medium blue) but the ones that are labeled GLASS and which are a lighter blue. Very happy with them. If you happen to run out of paper towels you could always use 2 or 3 thick coffee filters. The bandana that I tried worked good also. Thanks to those who responded. Capt D.
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Re: LINT

Postby bobhenry » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:51 am

CaptD wrote:I have several bandanas and will try one out soon. Thanks for the tip. Is Kent Rollins the cowboy from Oklahoma who has a kitchen on a trailer that he pulls to his cookouts? If so I have seen his videos on u-tube and I am impressed with his knowledge of cooking and cast iron.



I bet when he tells a crowd his skillet's finish is as slick as snot they start to wonder :thinking:
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Re: LINT

Postby slowcowboy » Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:24 pm

I got into Kent Rollins to get rid of a bad breakup with a ex financee. Took up his cowboy cookie g fell in love with it and got a new hobby. I builtbsome of his do tools bought his book and use him in Uribe for a stress break often leaned his cowboy coffee and got addicted to his camp coffee and really got I to chick wagen ranch cooking now it's part of me when I cant stand Facebook I get in Uribe to follow Kent Rollins.. his book is awesome.! Cant copy his creamy white gravely just yet. But working on it. Slow.

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Re: LINT

Postby slowcowboy » Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:27 pm

I really enjoy chick wagen ranch cooking but we have on hard wood in who.i g for our dos we have to us brickets. I still belive in beeswax for seasoning and I even follow the teardrop nanny and her husband in U tub. They are fine cooks to and there moutain man breakfast turned out great. I want a do table like they used at it in the videos for my front pie h and summer grilling season.

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