Seasoning Cast Iron - Camp Fire Cleaned, Crisco + Veg Oil Baked Skillets

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Seasoning Cast Iron - Camp Fire Cleaned, Crisco + Veg Oil Baked Skillets

Postby k-villa » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:00 am

Did this a while ago and was my first ever attempt. Campfire heated all baked gunk off and all turned to ash. On fire for about an hour or so, a few pieces got to faint glowing red. In morning just used steel wool to easily remove ash. (Didn't get any real good close up pics of built up cooked layers of food)
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1 before skillets baked gunk.jpg
cast iron skillet lid and kettle in campfire to clean season pure metal.JPG
cast iron skillet lid glowing hot fire to clean bare metal.JPG
cast iron skillet lid in campfire baked food removal ash.jpg
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Re: Seasoning Cast Iron - Camp Fire Cleaned, Crisco + Veg Oil Baked Skillets

Postby k-villa » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:03 am

In morning once cooled. Baked food were ash and easily came off even with a stick. Lightly rubbed all with steel wool, then washed off all ash with water and made sure dry (sat for hours in sun) before coating with vegetable oil and Crisco. Very important to never trap or seal water between coats of oil, even after washing and reseasoning.
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cast iron skillet lid campfire baked - clean.jpg
cast iron skillet lid campfire baked clean.jpg
cast iron skillet pan after campfire food residue ashes.JPG
cast iron skillet pan after campfire food debree ashes clean.JPG
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Re: Seasoning Cast Iron - Camp Fire Cleaned, Crisco + Veg Oil Baked Skillets

Postby k-villa » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:07 am

1st oven baking at 450 was with a heavy coat of vegetable oil with a sheet of aluminum foil under to catch drippings. Baked for 45 mins (wanted longer but family emergency came up). I then recoated a second time with thin coat of vegetable oil and baked for a little over an hour. Smoke detectors had to be removed from kitchen and fans to blow out smelly fumy smoke and glad no one was home - smells somewhat toxic. Note for next time, go with two light coats, maybe even 3, of vegetable oil. Tried Crisco on a few pieces and think vegetable oil is better?

Overall all came out relatively smooth and clean. The Crisco coated pieces had some smear and build ups due to mabye too heavy of a coat, but over a 3 week period evened out and disappeared. Water beads on all pieces, food slides quite well, and the seasoning has been building as I've been oiling and cooking over the last 2 months.
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cast iron filled oven for reseasoning.jpg
cast iron skillet lids kettle oiled in oven for 450 baking seasoning.JPG
crisco coated reseasoning iron skillet.jpg
cast iron skillet lid kettle crisco oil coated ready to bake season.JPG
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