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Re: Pots and pans/cookware for spousal unit-- suggestions?
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2012, 09:45:34 PM »
I clean my seasoned pans with a mild abrasive but heat it in the oven before using it.  Never had a problems with it.
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Re: Pots and pans/cookware for spousal unit-- suggestions?
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2012, 10:28:07 PM »
We have a really nice set of stainless steel Calphalon pots & pans.  We bought them at Macy's as a housewarming present to ourselves.  They are really great pans.
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Re: Pots and pans/cookware for spousal unit-- suggestions?
« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2012, 10:16:46 AM »
I have heard of doing this somewhere.  Does it work?  How do you do it?

Just put salt in the pan and add a little water. It'll make a grainy mixture that cleans the pan.

Rinse it out, dry it, and put it away for the next meal.
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Re: Pots and pans/cookware for spousal unit-- suggestions?
« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2012, 02:20:04 PM »
I have my cast iron seasoned so well nothing sticks. Rinse it with hot water and dry it.
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Re: Pots and pans/cookware for spousal unit-- suggestions?
« Reply #29 on: December 23, 2012, 03:09:17 PM »
I have my cast iron seasoned so well nothing sticks. Rinse it with hot water and dry it.

The trick is getting them seasoned well enough to become truly non-stick.  That takes time.
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Re: Pots and pans/cookware for spousal unit-- suggestions?
« Reply #30 on: December 23, 2012, 03:13:03 PM »
A friend who was a chef in Vegas cleans his ironware only with salt. No soap, no detergent - just salt, to preserve the seasoning of the iron.

That is how we clean ours.  Salt and a little water.  We don't use table salt, we use Kosher salt which is of a much larger "grain" size.
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Re: Pots and pans/cookware for spousal unit-- suggestions?
« Reply #31 on: December 23, 2012, 03:18:00 PM »
Yeah, I've heard of this and I've not even tried it -- the whole idea of cleaning a pan using something besides soap and water simply disgusts me. I can't do it. Re-seasoning only takes a few minutes and the pan is clean.

Prior to marrying my wife, I had no experience with cast iron cookware.

She has a very nice 12 inch cast iron skillet that weighs about 20 pounds...  After she used it to make fried chicken one night, it was my turn to do the dishes.

Well...  I made the mistake of using soap and water on her well seasoned skillet.  Thankfully, she let me live.
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Re: Pots and pans/cookware for spousal unit-- suggestions?
« Reply #32 on: December 23, 2012, 03:59:40 PM »
Yeah, its been a while. I also season them with out cleaning them occasionally. They have never seen soap. Peanut oil and a 500 degree oven is all.
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Re: Pots and pans/cookware for spousal unit-- suggestions?
« Reply #33 on: December 23, 2012, 10:26:17 PM »
Hot water and a scotchbrite pad.  I have inherited my great grandma's cast iron.  I have skillets from 6 inches to 20.  I NEVER use soap.  Clean em like my grandma taught me.  Hot water and scrub till the water comes clean.  Salt if needed.  My family has longevity.  Ain't no one died from not cleaning cast iron with soap.  :-)
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