To those of you here who convinced me to buy a cast iron grill, I must thank you. I finally seasoned it the other day, and broke it in tonight. As a vegetarian, my favorite way to cook veggies is on the grill, and now a whole new world has been open to me. I was bbqing tonight with some friends, and ran out of space on the grill outside, and needed to get the slices of sweet potatoes cooked (and they take forever!). So I fired up the cast iron on the stove. Everything cooked so quickly and evenly. Only problem was that it stuck a little, but I'm assuming that the more i used it and the better seasoned it gets, the easier it will be to use.
So now my questions - I guess I'm supposed to clean it without soap - just scrubbing and hot water. But the thing is insanely hot - can I wait till tomorrow to clean it?
Once I clean it, am I supposed to rub more oil on it? Seems like I would end up with a sticky mess in my cabinet if I did.
Until it becomes more non-stick, can I and should I use some cooking spray before heating it up?
Do I have to go through the process of seasoning it ever again, or am I doing it just by using it? (Since I'm veg I just used vegetable oil, and no bacon grease will ever touch it).
How do I avoid the smoke?? My apartment filled up with smoke, even with the fan on over the stove. Was it too hot?
Again, thank you - I am loving my new toy, even though it's summer and I should stick to outdoor grilling!