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Grease fire in cast iron skillet

home_chef | Mar 18, 202004:53 PM     9

I accidentally started a grease fire in my Lodge cast iron skillet and that seemed to leave a grey-brown patch in the center. Does anyone know what the grey-brown patch is?

After that, I rubbed a thin layer of groundnut oil all over the skillet and placed it in the oven for 1 hour at 250C/482F. This is how it looks after. Does anyone know how I can fix the circle in the middle?

For context, this is a brand new skillet and I did notice that everytime I cook in it, when I add oil to the skillet, instead of the oil forming a thin even layer, it tends to pool at the sides implying that the center is a tad higher. Is this normal? Is this acceptable?

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