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New Cast Iron Skillet

ShifraBaila | Mar 18, 201805:16 PM

I recently purchased two new large cast iron skillets. After viewing a number of youtube "how to season cast Iron pots", I proceeded to wash one skillet in hot soapy water (as all described). When I dried the pot, I noticed a black residue on the towel, so I washed the pot again and re-dried it and, again, found the black residue on the towel. I have not yet seasoned the pot because of this and in order to use the pot it must first be seasoned.

My questions are: (1) what is this black residue; (2) how may I finally get rid of it; (3) is it dangerous. I

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