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Cast Iron cleaning? advice needed

mikefly | Nov 16, 2012 04:29 PM

Hi all,

I just bought a used McClary Cast Iron No. 9 Skillet - Drip Top Spider - X617 at an antique market this afternoon.

The entire surface is incredibly smooth, except for the edge of the inner round. (where the flat part meets the edge)

When I wash it (with water or kosher salt), the water comes out a little brown.

Am I best to put this in the oven for a self-clean, and re-season it - or am I throwing away decades of seasoning?

My inclination is to clean it - as I have no idea where it's been, or what's been cooked in it!

Does anyone have some helpful input?

MT

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