Striving for good food in the great outdoors- the pioneer way.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Old Pans Turned New- A cleaning and reseasoning process

As promised, we are ready to reveal our “new” old cast iron skillets. Two Wagner Ware and one Griswold. Getting these things spiffed up was quite the task, that mostly Matt did.

We forgot to take a true before photo, but here is what one of the pans looked like after we ran them through the self cleaning oven process. When we got these, they were a DISASTER! There was old grease on a couple of them that had to have been at least 40 years old. Gross.

Anyway, here is what they looked like after sitting through the self-cleaning oven:

After that, we took sandpaper and a wire brush attached to a drill to knock all of that old rust off. Here’s Matt working on them:

Can you believe what they looked like after all the rust was removed?

Once that was done, we greased them up with vegetable oil and set them in the oven at 300° for about an hour. After an hour, we took them out, wiped them down and allowed them to cool slowly. We then repeated this again hoping to get a good season on them.

Here’s what they looked like when they were all done. They look brand new.

Now, Matt is itching to go “picking” again.

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