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New Lodge cast iron dutch oven has brown-ish spots and is peeling

picghaw | Jan 18, 201111:25 PM     12

Hello all,

I bought a pre-seasoned Lodge cast iron dutch oven from Walmart a couple of months ago. I was advised by a few people to go ahead and do my own seasoning but prior to that I noticed that right from the box it had a couple of brownish areas on it, but decided not to worry as I was going to wash and re-season it. Well, after I did that, I noticed that the edges on the lid started peeling off (black stuff) and its seems like most of the dutch oven is more brownish than black. I obviously can't return to Walmart so I am hoping you guys can help me.

I'm a newbie and this was my 1st purchase to get my feet wet. Feeling very discouraged.

Did I season it wrong (washed with soap, dried it thoroughly and use canola oil to season at 350 degrees for over an hour)?

Should it be a mixture of black and brown-ish?

Did I just happen to buy a unit that was already rusted? Should I just start from scratch, scrub and re-season again? Or just call Lodge and return it?

Thanks.

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