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You did self clean (how many hours? I can program 2-4 hours) then the vinegar bath?

They look beautiful.
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My gas Viking runs for 2.5 hours then there is a half hour cool down before it will auto unlock. The mrs was pleased I cleaned the oven, too.

The vinegar bath is done last.

Some folks swear by easy-off oven cleaner or lye to clean before the bath but I'm not messing with that stuff.

There is also an e-tank but that will require more research and it's not like I'm getting set up to be a semi-pro.
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My gas Viking runs for 2.5 hours then there is a half hour cool down before it will auto unlock. The mrs was pleased I cleaned the oven, too.

The vinegar bath is done last.

Some folks swear by easy-off oven cleaner or lye to clean before the bath but I'm not messing with that stuff.

There is also an e-tank but that will require more research and it's not like I'm getting set up to be a semi-pro.
I use a lye (Drano) vat. It's not that bad. The only rule is to remember is lye into water. Even so keep your face out of the line of fire. It can be reused over and over.

E tanks are not worth the bother IMO. They will reduce rust, but that's all.

Have fun. Old CI is way better than new, and way cheaper. Particularly if it's dirty and rusty.
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And the thing is, that once you clean & season it, it's
gotta be keep that way, because it is so prone to rusting again!
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This one will be well lubricated.
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And the thing is, that once you clean & season it, it's
gotta be keep that way, because it is so prone to rusting again!
I've got at least a dozen CI pans and pots. Some used often, some rarely. I've never had a problem with rust.

A well seasoned pan has what amounts to a plastic coating. Humidity never touches the iron.
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Here is the bait of bacon I fried up for dinner in the newly re-furbished #6. I'll be using this one for awhile. The #7 went in the oven tonight for a seasoning and will get it back in the rotation soon. There is a nice sense of self-satisfaction doing this with what may have been a skillet discarded as not worth using.
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The vinegar treatment is a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water. Soak the skillet for 1/2 hour and then clean with an SOS pad. I left mine in for over an hour as I got called away. They were only partially submerged as I did;to have a vessel are enough for the two. I turned them and waited for another half hour, then did a scrubbing. I ended up scrubbing several times to get the affect I wanted. Wear rubber gloves - I didn't at first and my hands were a freaking mess. The vinegar and water takes away rust quite nicely. The skillet I got this past weekend that was in such bad shape with rust it will need another treatment on the bottom and will save it for later when I do another skillet. The #7 came out almost like new. I learned all this on the cast iron group at Facebook - great bunch of folks.


It's amazing what you've done with those little skillets so far!! I like them!

And DO NOT store them under the sink!! Moisture accumulates there, & they could rust!!!
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No, we don't store cast iron under the sink.

I need to get out and look for more iron as this is fun to do.

I was told my #6 is a BSR skillet from Birmingham, Alabama.
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