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HoosierKettle

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Polishing cast iron?
« Reply #45 on: February 07, 2018, 02:49:48 AM »
That finex is not for me. The price on all of these ďpremiumĒ cast iron skillets is ridiculous and in no ways near worth it imo.

If you had to have a smooth finish, you can spend five minutes and sand a lodge. Hell, you could buy the sander and the skillet for MUCH less money lol.


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« Last Edit: February 09, 2018, 11:05:57 AM by HoosierKettle »

jd

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Re: Polishing cast iron?
« Reply #46 on: February 09, 2018, 10:49:15 AM »
the finex is to much money for me, my lodge skillets and dutch ovens works great and season them with flax seed oil  and they have a great layer of seasoning
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mhiszem

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Re: Polishing cast iron?
« Reply #47 on: February 09, 2018, 02:58:08 PM »
Grizzly skillets are modeled after Finex. Way to pricey for most regular people.


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LiquidOcelot

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Re: Polishing cast iron?
« Reply #48 on: February 09, 2018, 08:26:48 PM »
Lol I have a hard time pulling the trigger on a $12 lodge skillet at home goods let alone 270 for one

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HoosierKettle

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Re: Polishing cast iron?
« Reply #49 on: February 10, 2018, 06:38:47 AM »
Lol I have a hard time pulling the trigger on a $12 lodge skillet at home goods let alone 270 for one

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I agree. Cast iron is 100% technique and care and maintenance. You canít buy your way into being good using cast iron. 

Get that lodge and have fun learning how to master it.  And it doesnít take years to develop great seasoning. It takes an hour when done correctly and a proper continuing routine.

My lodge is two weeks old. This morning I scrambled two eggs using two 1/8Ē pats of butter. My utensil was a rubber spatula. You can tell there was no sticking from this picture. Imo, once you can scramble eggs with no sticking in cast iron, you close to figuring it out. I have more to learn but Iím off to a good start.




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« Last Edit: February 10, 2018, 01:09:15 PM by HoosierKettle »

LiquidOcelot

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Re: Polishing cast iron?
« Reply #50 on: February 10, 2018, 07:03:57 AM »

Lol I have a hard time pulling the trigger on a $12 lodge skillet at home goods let alone 270 for one

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I agree. Cast iron is 100% technique and care and maintenance. You canít buy your way into being good using cast iron. 

Get that lodge and have fun learning how to master it.  And it doesnít take years to develop great seasoning. It takes an hour when done correctly and a proper continuing routine.

My lodge is two weeks old. This morning I scrambled two eggs using two 1/8Ē pads of butter. My utensil was a rubber spatula. You can tell there was no sticking from this picture. Imo, once you can scramble eggs with no sticking in cast iron, you close to figuring it out. I have more to learn but Iím off to a good start.




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I have 2 now one with a ribbed bottom and one regular one. I used sesame seed oil and my oven to season it. I havnt used it in while. I'll habe to break it out one of these days


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nolch01

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Polishing cast iron?
« Reply #51 on: February 10, 2018, 08:22:03 AM »
I definitely recommend stripping and seasoning on a grill. I have used my Genesis e310 with great success with old CI.  Also gives me an excuse to reseason the grates. 

Also recommend Crisco or basic oil.  Warm CI, thin layer of oil, wipe clean, season and repeat several times.   The wipe down before baking is very important to the CI not coming out sticky.



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Creep Life

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Re: Polishing cast iron?
« Reply #52 on: February 10, 2018, 06:40:55 PM »
My stargazer is super smooth also my finex as well.

hawgheaven

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Re: Polishing cast iron?
« Reply #53 on: February 12, 2018, 04:07:05 AM »
All my cast iron is antique Griswold and Wagner, picked up thru the years. All seasoned and well taken care of.
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HoosierKettle

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Re: Polishing cast iron?
« Reply #54 on: February 12, 2018, 08:09:12 AM »

All my cast iron is antique Griswold and Wagner, picked up thru the years. All seasoned and well taken care of.

I have been keeping an eye out. I do plan on picking up some old pieces.


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hawgheaven

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Re: Polishing cast iron?
« Reply #55 on: February 12, 2018, 08:15:35 AM »

All my cast iron is antique Griswold and Wagner, picked up thru the years. All seasoned and well taken care of.

I have been keeping an eye out. I do plan on picking up some old pieces.


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All my stuff came from antique stores, flea markets, garage sales, yard sales... ya' just gotta keep yer eyes open. Can't beat it, and it all was cheap!  8)
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