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Carbon Steel Skillet - Seasoning gone wrong

CrystalIda | May 13, 2012 08:04 PM

Hi! I am a little new to the boards here. I purchased a large carbon steel skillet recently and seasoned it similarly to how I seasoned my cast iron skillets. Somehow it went wrong. Instead of being seasoned it has a dark brown and sticky goo all over it. I've tried heating it longer in the oven (the seasoning method I used), but it doesn't work. When I tried to cook on it, even with a lot of oil, the brown goo started coming off and my food stuck.

I know i need to get all this goo off and start again, but I can't seem to wash it off. I've tried dish detergent and baking soda (seperately). It barely got any off.

Does anyone know of the best way to get the carbon steel pan back to 'like new' so I can try to season again? Is it safe to use a brillo pad on it?

I spent quite a bit on this pan, so I don't want to ruin it. Thanks!!!

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