I recently bought a giant griddle from LAX-C. Well, at least I think its a griddle. It was right next to the woks. No one at LAX-C could answer my questions so on a whim, I purchased it.
I assumed it was iron or cast iron and took it home and attempted to season it. I have a 30,000 BTU burner so I heated it up, cooled it down, used oil and kosher salt and have attempted to season it.
The problem is that even after TWO HOURS of doing this, the paper towels still come away BLACK and worse, in the middle of the griddle, it looks like there's some kind of COATING that is coming off???
I'm worried this is not food safe - what the heck is that coating? I am attaching a picture - sorry, its not very good - but maybe someone will recognize this and say "You idiot, this is no griddle! This is a part for an airplane"
What did I buy? Any advice what to do with this?
And BTW, I've gone back to LAX-C with it trying to get advice and still no help. HELP CHOWHOUNDS!