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Cooking Level: Intermediate

Home Town: Middletown, New Jersey, USA
Living In: Sayreville, New Jersey, USA
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i need some help....i bought a (tv chef) brand cast iron pot a while back. i am having a very hard time seasoning it...see inside for more....

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Last updated: Jun. 25, 2013 4:27 am
Posted: Jun. 24, 2013 5:37 pm
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Jun. 24, 2013 5:38 pm
no matter how many times i have baked it, or oiled it, i can still wipe out black residue. any suggestions? bake it more?
Jun. 24, 2013 5:42 pm
The best advice that I was given for seasoning a cast iron pan was cook a whole package of bacon and it will season the pan nicely. If the first batch doesn't quiet get it seasoned as you like then cook a second package. It's worked every time for me.
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Jun. 24, 2013 5:46 pm
Here's a great recipe to help us up all that bacon. :)
Jun. 24, 2013 5:54 pm
bacon, huh? that i can
Commented by: ingrid
Jun. 24, 2013 5:51 pm
ther is a free website called "eHow" which is a great help . Type your question in and it will have a couple answers. I use it a lot, Ingrid
Jun. 24, 2013 5:54 pm
i'll check it out ingrid, thanks!
Jun. 24, 2013 5:56 pm
yeah, i've done all of that; still not enough. bummer. guess i have to try and bake it again.
Commented by: Celeste
Jun. 24, 2013 5:59 pm
Hi njmom, this may sound like a dumb question, but did you wash your pan with hot soapy water and a hard brush before oiling and baking?
Jun. 24, 2013 6:10 pm
well, i washed it; the instructions didn't say anything about using a hard brush on it first....what do you suggest i should do now? did i ruin it? :-(
Jun. 24, 2013 6:16 pm
I would do it now, and reseason it, just wash it till it's clean (no black wiping off and use an old towel so you don't ruin any good ones :)
Jun. 24, 2013 6:22 pm
ok, hope that works!! thanks celeste! :-)
Jun. 24, 2013 6:55 pm
Please let us know :)
Jun. 24, 2013 7:23 pm
NJMom, I believe your sisters are leading you in the correct direction! Scratching balding greying head, can never be entirely sure that you will get away from "black bits" off of a true cast iron pan, but the key things are how you season it to start, and afterwards, how you clean it.
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