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Please Help: Scratches in my Cast Iron pan. What do I do?

abijah | Nov 20, 2010 12:13 AM

We love cast iron cookware, and have a collection of several sizes that we use for almost everything. I've never had to go through an initial seasoning process, however, because all our pans have been hand-me-downs.

Recently I baked a pizza in our largest pan (a real monster -- I love it), and cut it in the pan, using a wheel-blade pizza cutter. Big mistake! Now there are deep scratches in the cooking surface of the pan where I pressed especially hard with a pizza cutter.

I followed the instructions here:
http://www.ehow.com/how_5635297_remov...
which basically say to rub in oil, heat in the oven at 400 fro 30-40 minutes, and then allow to cool in the cooling oven. But when I took it out, I saw no improvement, and if anything, the scratches look a little angrier -- orangish in color.

Is there any way to restore the surface of the pan? Please? I am sick about this.

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