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Rusty de buyer pan after first use - Help!

werther | Jan 9, 202011:33 PM     2

Hi!
I recently bought a de Buyer iron pan, but before I was able of seasoning, my friend use it to cook a steak. The pan was very dirty as I wasn't able of remove the steak from it, so I boiled water in it and let it dry in the dish drainer. Now I know I did wrong. As a result, the pan turned into an orange color (rust, I suppose). I washed it with soap and sponge (a soft sponge) and after that –only then– did the seasoning. I'm worried because I don't know if I should have removed the rust with another product, like sodium bicarbonate, before the seasoning, and now the pan is partially seasoned. Do I need to remove the seasoning, cleaning the pan well (from the rust) and start all the process again? My concern, then, is about the rust I perhaps didn't remove well... It is dangerous? Thank you very much

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