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Saturday, September 29, 2012

BLACK IRON DUDE



“Black Iron Dude”, like so many other Bloggers, have inspired entertained, lept to the sky with stardom and fizzled into the faded memories of our life. The Black Iron Dude and I have a common interest of cast iron cookware. These cooking utensils are sturdy, cheap, heat retaining, non-stick and practically indestructible. We like to call our cast iron utensils ‘Black Iron” We have two black iron skillets on standby at all times on our stove. We use them almost everyday. I have one skillet that dates back to the 20’s that gets daily use. The thing about ‘Black Iron’ is once you get one functioning piece of cooking history, you want to collect more. The nice thing about Black Iron is they can be very affordable if you are ready to do a little work.


Flea markets, E-Bay, and possibly your basement will produce a rusty old skillet. It is now your job to re-store it to its prime. This is an easy task if you have the inclination and a few common house hold items. This skillet was picked up at a local flea market. As you can see it is rusty and has years of grease and grime. We are going to use an electrolysis bath to remove the gunk from this pan. Once the pan is clean we will immediately re-season to prevent rust.


An old ice chest or any plastic tub will hold our electrically charged cleansing bath.
An old bbq grill or piece of conductive metal, plastic (non conductive) piece, Sodium Carbonate (dish soap) and a battery charger are the items you will need. I am now going to send you to Black Iron Dude for the full instructions.


Now wasn't that easy. It is pretty remarkable how well this method works. It sounds a little scary running a current through water. Be brave and do not be tempted to lick the pan while the battery charger is on. The pan was seasoned and now we have a beautiful pan that will last another life time. The Black Iron Dude dated this pan from the 30’s. The quality is superior to any pan manufactured today. The only problem now is to locate another cast iron project.

9 comments:

Chris said...

Very cool post. Electricity and water, how fun! ;)

Chilebrown said...

Thanks Chris. It is fun.

Lea Ann said...

I've never ever heard of this method for cleaning up an old pan. Sounds crazy but very interesting. Now if I just had the nerve to try it, I'd pick up more cast iron pans at garage sales. oh, and one more thing... you'll be wishing you could like the pan after today's game.

Chilebrown said...

Lea Ann, I will see you this afternoon on the battlefield wearing Silver & Black. The replacement referees cannot even help the Elway worshiping Bronco fans today. Let the battle begin.

Greg said...

Nice job!I've been threatening to buy some cast iron.

Lea Ann said...

Boy did that feel good. Especially after that horribly embarrassing game a couple years ago. Wasn't the score something like 80 - 0. :)

meathenge said...

Speaking of cast iron, put my large one through the paces last night and it performed excellently. I made a hash out of leftovers, usually the taters make a sticky mess. Nope, all came out perfectly brown and intact. Will be having a little bit for lunch today. Oh yeah. xo, Biggles

Chilebrown said...

Greg, This will be a pan that you will use everyday. They are also cheap.

Lea Ann, When Elway runs for President I will not vote for him. Congrats.

meathenge, Hello fellow black iron enthusiast. Yeah cast iron rules.

Greg said...

Now try that waffle iron I warned you about....

Nice work!