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On Tue, 4 Mar 2008 18:00:11 -0500, Peter A
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Soap does not - repeat, DOES NOT - remove seasoning from cast iron when
used properly.


Exactly!

So many people get all silly about cleaning cast iron.


My favorite example of silliness is using salt. I tried it once and
found it useless.

I have 2 cast iron pans each about a decade old. They have great
seasoning, and I regularly clean them with a weak detergent solution and
a soft brush.


Everyone has their collecting vices. Mine is cast iron. I've got
well over 40 pieces. Including me, I've got 4 generations worth.
They ALL get cleaned with soap. My older Wagner and Griswold pans are
the choice always used for eggs. Just as non-stick as anything else
without the chemical smell.

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On Tue, 4 Mar 2008 21:36:18 -0600, "HeyBub" wrote:

Peter A wrote:

How are you "cleaning" it? Wiping it out with a paper towel should
be sufficient. Do not ever subject an iron utensil (or maybe your
skillet) to water.

Water is not the problem, as long as you dry it after rinsing. I set
it on the still hot burner after rinsing. I never use soap on my
cast iron. I put a little hot water in it, scrub with a brush, rinse
and dry it on the burner. Then I rub it with a little oil or butter
before the next use. Soap will quickly remove the seasoning.



I have 2 cast iron pans each about a decade old. They have great
seasoning, and I regularly clean them with a weak detergent solution
and a soft brush.


Why?


Prove why soap shouldn't be used.

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On Tue, 4 Mar 2008 21:40:45 -0600, "HeyBub" wrote:

jt august wrote:
In article ,
"HeyBub" wrote:

Don't wash wooden salad bowls either.


How, then, does one get salad dressing and other residues off salad
bowls? Put them in the fireplace and season them? Just kidding,
sorry, I couldn't resist. But I am honestly curious how to clean
wooden salad bowls.


You don't get the dressings out. Just wipe the bowls. The oils and spices
from prior uses flavor subsequent salads with a unique palette of flavors
and aromas.


There's something wrong with you.

Lou

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On Wed, 05 Mar 2008 03:46:51 GMT, "JoeSpareBedroom"
wrote:

"HeyBub" wrote in message
...
jt august wrote:
In article ,
"HeyBub" wrote:

Don't wash wooden salad bowls either.

How, then, does one get salad dressing and other residues off salad
bowls? Put them in the fireplace and season them? Just kidding,
sorry, I couldn't resist. But I am honestly curious how to clean
wooden salad bowls.


You don't get the dressings out. Just wipe the bowls. The oils and spices
from prior uses flavor subsequent salads with a unique palette of flavors
and aromas.

If you're not into adventures in sublime delights for the nuanced nose,
use styrofoam.



As usual, you are a complete idiot.


I agree with the idiot part. What group does this thread come from?

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On Wed, 05 Mar 2008 02:56:06 GMT, jt august wrote:

In article ,
"HeyBub" wrote:

Don't wash wooden salad bowls either.


How, then, does one get salad dressing and other residues off salad
bowls? Put them in the fireplace and season them? Just kidding, sorry,
I couldn't resist. But I am honestly curious how to clean wooden salad
bowls.


Soap and water.

Lou


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On Wed, 5 Mar 2008 07:50:46 -0600, "HeyBub" wrote:

JoeSpareBedroom wrote:

You don't get the dressings out. Just wipe the bowls. The oils and
spices from prior uses flavor subsequent salads with a unique
palette of flavors and aromas.

If you're not into adventures in sublime delights for the nuanced
nose, use styrofoam.



As usual, you are a complete idiot.


No, I am a gourmet.

It is admittedly sometimes difficult, surrounded as I am by Philistines who
find picking hair out of their weevil-flavored rice balls the epitome of
culinary accomplishments.

For those whose sensibilites are not as finely honed, the whole issue can
easily be resolved by choosing salad bowls made of Aluminum, preferably with
a pop-top to match the other china and utensils.

You can't go wrong watching Martha Stewart.


LOL. Her obnoxiousness has worn off on you.
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On Tue, 4 Mar 2008 18:00:11 -0500, Peter A
wrote:

Soap does not - repeat, DOES NOT - remove seasoning from cast iron when
used properly.


Exactly!

So many people get all silly about cleaning cast iron.


My favorite example of silliness is using salt. I tried it once and
found it useless.



That's the only way I clean my cast iron pan. I use coarse kosher salt and a
paper towel. I only use the pan for eggs, and always at medium heat levels,
so stuff never gets REALLY stuck on. Salt works fine.


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On Wed, 05 Mar 2008 03:46:51 GMT, "JoeSpareBedroom"
wrote:

"HeyBub" wrote in message
...
jt august wrote:
In article ,
"HeyBub" wrote:

Don't wash wooden salad bowls either.

How, then, does one get salad dressing and other residues off salad
bowls? Put them in the fireplace and season them? Just kidding,
sorry, I couldn't resist. But I am honestly curious how to clean
wooden salad bowls.

You don't get the dressings out. Just wipe the bowls. The oils and
spices
from prior uses flavor subsequent salads with a unique palette of
flavors
and aromas.

If you're not into adventures in sublime delights for the nuanced nose,
use styrofoam.



As usual, you are a complete idiot.


I agree with the idiot part. What group does this thread come from?

Lou



I first saw it in alt.home.repair.


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On Mar 5, 12:45*pm, Lou Decruss wrote:
On Tue, 4 Mar 2008 18:00:11 -0500, Peter A
wrote:

Soap does not - repeat, DOES NOT - remove seasoning from cast iron when
used properly.


Exactly!

So many people get all silly about cleaning cast iron.


My favorite example of silliness is using salt. *I tried it once and
found it useless.

I have 2 cast iron pans each about a decade old. They have great
seasoning, and I regularly clean them with a weak detergent solution and
a soft brush.


Everyone has their collecting vices. *Mine is cast iron. *I've got
well over 40 pieces. *Including me, I've got 4 generations worth.
They ALL get cleaned with soap. *My older Wagner and Griswold pans are
the choice always used for eggs. *Just as non-stick as anything else
without the chemical smell.

Lou


I've got well over 40 pieces (of cast iron)

Did you have to beef up your floor joists to support all that weight?
g
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On Mar 4, 10:21�am, Doc wrote:
I've got this wok from WalMart that's coated with Xylan, which I
gather is a first cousin of Teflon. �Big mistake. It's non-stick
properties aren't very good.

I don't like the idea of simply throwing it out and dumping more money
into a non-coated wok. I'm sure I could strip the coating off with one
of these fibrous abrasive wheels that you bolt onto a hand drill -
wearing a dust mask of course - but is the surface that's exposed
going to be suitable for cooking? Wondering if there's some pre-
treating that's done to the metal that might render it toxic if used
as a cooking surface.

Further, should it be possible to thoroughly remove all the coating
abrasively like that? Obviously I don't want to leave behind small
particles since I assume it's toxic.


You bought a Chinese wok knock off... Hunka Junk!

Real Chinese woks are cheap, need I say more.

Were I in the market for a wok I'd try this:
http://www.wokshop.com/HTML/products...-hammered.html


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On Wed, 05 Mar 2008 11:45:37 -0600, Lou Decruss
wrote:

My favorite example of silliness is using salt. I tried it once and
found it useless.

I have 2 cast iron pans each about a decade old. They have great
seasoning, and I regularly clean them with a weak detergent solution and
a soft brush.


Howdy,

Yes, silliness abounds...

I know that I am about to tread on religious matters, but
here goes:

I've used cast iron happily for about 50 years, but have
always thought the whole seasoning thing to be, well, (for
want of a better word), silly.

In terms of sticking, I could not detect a difference
between a brand new, unseasoned pan, and one that I had
carefully seasoned for years.

Then, a few years ago, Consumer's Reports tested cast iron
cookware.

Among other aspects of their testing, they asked staff
members to contact elderly relatives to see if they could
find generations old, super-well seasoned pans, for
comparison.

As has been my experience, they could detect no difference
between those, and brand new off the shelf un-seasoned pans.

All the best,
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"Kenneth" wrote in message
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On Wed, 05 Mar 2008 11:45:37 -0600, Lou Decruss
wrote:

My favorite example of silliness is using salt. I tried it once and
found it useless.

I have 2 cast iron pans each about a decade old. They have great
seasoning, and I regularly clean them with a weak detergent solution and
a soft brush.


Howdy,

Yes, silliness abounds...

I know that I am about to tread on religious matters, but
here goes:

I've used cast iron happily for about 50 years, but have
always thought the whole seasoning thing to be, well, (for
want of a better word), silly.

In terms of sticking, I could not detect a difference
between a brand new, unseasoned pan, and one that I had
carefully seasoned for years.

Then, a few years ago, Consumer's Reports tested cast iron
cookware.

Among other aspects of their testing, they asked staff
members to contact elderly relatives to see if they could
find generations old, super-well seasoned pans, for
comparison.

As has been my experience, they could detect no difference
between those, and brand new off the shelf un-seasoned pans.

All the best,
--
Kenneth

If you email... Please remove the "SPAMLESS."



Unseasoned pans will discolor some food, and leave a metallic taste. But,
some people may not notice.


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Kenneth wrote:

I've used cast iron happily for about 50 years, but have
always thought the whole seasoning thing to be, well, (for
want of a better word), silly.

In terms of sticking, I could not detect a difference
between a brand new, unseasoned pan, and one that I had
carefully seasoned for years.

Then, a few years ago, Consumer's Reports tested cast iron
cookware.

Among other aspects of their testing, they asked staff
members to contact elderly relatives to see if they could
find generations old, super-well seasoned pans, for
comparison.

As has been my experience, they could detect no difference


Except the elderly could no longer lift them.

I don't know why anyone needs cookware from the iron age, it's a
kitchen for cripe's sake... you wanna pump iron join Gold's Gym.
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On Wed, 05 Mar 2008 17:56:23 GMT, "JoeSpareBedroom"
wrote:

"Lou Decruss" wrote in message
.. .
On Tue, 4 Mar 2008 18:00:11 -0500, Peter A
wrote:

Soap does not - repeat, DOES NOT - remove seasoning from cast iron when
used properly.


Exactly!

So many people get all silly about cleaning cast iron.


My favorite example of silliness is using salt. I tried it once and
found it useless.



That's the only way I clean my cast iron pan.


As I said, I have more than one.

I use coarse kosher salt and a
paper towel. I only use the pan for eggs, and always at medium heat levels,
so stuff never gets REALLY stuck on.


I use some of mine at heat levels that would immediately destroy
non-stick.

Salt works fine.


So does soap.

Lou


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On Wed, 5 Mar 2008 10:27:01 -0800 (PST), DerbyDad03
wrote:

On Mar 5, 12:45*pm, Lou Decruss wrote:
On Tue, 4 Mar 2008 18:00:11 -0500, Peter A
wrote:

Soap does not - repeat, DOES NOT - remove seasoning from cast iron when
used properly.


Exactly!

So many people get all silly about cleaning cast iron.


My favorite example of silliness is using salt. *I tried it once and
found it useless.

I have 2 cast iron pans each about a decade old. They have great
seasoning, and I regularly clean them with a weak detergent solution and
a soft brush.


Everyone has their collecting vices. *Mine is cast iron. *I've got
well over 40 pieces. *Including me, I've got 4 generations worth.
They ALL get cleaned with soap. *My older Wagner and Griswold pans are
the choice always used for eggs. *Just as non-stick as anything else
without the chemical smell.

Lou


I've got well over 40 pieces (of cast iron)

Did you have to beef up your floor joists to support all that weight?
g


They're not all in the same place. But you're right. They are heavy.

Lou


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On Wed, 05 Mar 2008 13:53:25 -0500, Kenneth
wrote:

On Wed, 05 Mar 2008 11:45:37 -0600, Lou Decruss
wrote:

My favorite example of silliness is using salt. I tried it once and
found it useless.

I have 2 cast iron pans each about a decade old. They have great
seasoning, and I regularly clean them with a weak detergent solution and
a soft brush.


Howdy,

Yes, silliness abounds...

I know that I am about to tread on religious matters, but
here goes:

I've used cast iron happily for about 50 years, but have
always thought the whole seasoning thing to be, well, (for
want of a better word), silly.

In terms of sticking, I could not detect a difference
between a brand new, unseasoned pan, and one that I had
carefully seasoned for years.

Then, a few years ago, Consumer's Reports tested cast iron
cookware.

Among other aspects of their testing, they asked staff
members to contact elderly relatives to see if they could
find generations old, super-well seasoned pans, for
comparison.

As has been my experience, they could detect no difference
between those, and brand new off the shelf un-seasoned pans.


The new Lodge pans have a different finish than the older ones. I've
got lodge pans over 10 years old that aren't as good as the older
ones. For cooking meat on high heat there's no difference. But try
making eggs in a new Lodge pan.

Lou
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On Wed, 5 Mar 2008 11:03:29 -0800 (PST), Sheldon
wrote:

Kenneth wrote:

I've used cast iron happily for about 50 years, but have
always thought the whole seasoning thing to be, well, (for
want of a better word), silly.

In terms of sticking, I could not detect a difference
between a brand new, unseasoned pan, and one that I had
carefully seasoned for years.

Then, a few years ago, Consumer's Reports tested cast iron
cookware.

Among other aspects of their testing, they asked staff
members to contact elderly relatives to see if they could
find generations old, super-well seasoned pans, for
comparison.

As has been my experience, they could detect no difference


Except the elderly could no longer lift them.


That's how I got some of mine.

I don't know why anyone needs cookware from the iron age, it's a
kitchen for cripe's sake... you wanna pump iron join Gold's Gym.


Maybe some of us are younger and stronger than you shemp.

Lou

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Lou Decruss wrote:

You don't get the dressings out. Just wipe the bowls. The oils and
spices from prior uses flavor subsequent salads with a unique
palette of flavors and aromas.


There's something wrong with you.


Everything I am I owe to using unwashed salad bowls.

And an ant farm I had as a kid.


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On Wed, 05 Mar 2008 17:01:04 -0600, Lou Decruss
wrote:

The new Lodge pans have a different finish than the older ones. I've
got lodge pans over 10 years old that aren't as good as the older
ones. For cooking meat on high heat there's no difference. But try
making eggs in a new Lodge pan.

Lou


Hi Lou,

If they are coated with something, I would remove it.

Then, with an iron surface, when the pan is hot enough for
water droplets to "dance" rather than boil, and with some
butter tossed in, eggs will slide right out of the pan.

All the best,
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Lou Decruss wrote:
Sheldon wrote:
Kenneth wrote:


I've used cast iron happily for about 50 years, but have
always thought the whole seasoning thing to be, well, (for
want of a better word), silly.


In terms of sticking, I could not detect a difference
between a brand new, unseasoned pan, and one that I had
carefully seasoned for years.


Then, a few years ago, Consumer's Reports tested cast iron
cookware.


Among other aspects of their testing, they asked staff
members to contact elderly relatives to see if they could
find generations old, super-well seasoned pans, for
comparison.


As has been my experience, they could detect no difference


Except the elderly could no longer lift them.


That's how I got some of mine.

I don't know why anyone needs cookware from the iron age, it's a
kitchen for cripe's sake... you wanna pump iron join Gold's Gym.


Maybe some of us are younger and stronger than you shemp. �


Thanks for proving my point... those of us with real life experience
and measurable IQs don't need to work as fork lifts. My momma taught
me that no one pays much for jackass labor. That said I have no doubt
I can out muscle two of you.

The only reason folks buy cast iron cookware is because it's cheap,
and they are too poor or miserly to buy real cookware or they enjoy
playing pilgrim. It makes as much sense cooking with cast iron
cookware in 2008 as it does commuting to work in a cart with wooden
wheels pulled by a yoke of oxen. I've yet to see a professional
kitchen that uses cast iron pots and pans. Cast iron cookware makes
steel wheel roller skates and wooden golf clubs seem like state of the
art. Cast iron cookware went out of vogue before the Wright Brothers
flew at Kitty Hawk, before Edison's light bulb.



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Sheldon wrote:
Lou Decruss wrote:

Sheldon wrote:

Kenneth wrote:


I've used cast iron happily for about 50 years, but have
always thought the whole seasoning thing to be, well, (for
want of a better word), silly.


In terms of sticking, I could not detect a difference
between a brand new, unseasoned pan, and one that I had
carefully seasoned for years.


Then, a few years ago, Consumer's Reports tested cast iron
cookware.


Among other aspects of their testing, they asked staff
members to contact elderly relatives to see if they could
find generations old, super-well seasoned pans, for
comparison.


As has been my experience, they could detect no difference


Except the elderly could no longer lift them.


That's how I got some of mine.


I don't know why anyone needs cookware from the iron age, it's a
kitchen for cripe's sake... you wanna pump iron join Gold's Gym.


Maybe some of us are younger and stronger than you shemp. �



Thanks for proving my point... those of us with real life experience
and measurable IQs don't need to work as fork lifts. My momma taught
me that no one pays much for jackass labor. That said I have no doubt
I can out muscle two of you.

The only reason folks buy cast iron cookware is because it's cheap,
and they are too poor or miserly to buy real cookware or they enjoy
playing pilgrim. It makes as much sense cooking with cast iron
cookware in 2008 as it does commuting to work in a cart with wooden
wheels pulled by a yoke of oxen. I've yet to see a professional
kitchen that uses cast iron pots and pans. Cast iron cookware makes
steel wheel roller skates and wooden golf clubs seem like state of the
art. Cast iron cookware went out of vogue before the Wright Brothers
flew at Kitty Hawk, before Edison's light bulb.


Two advantages to cast iron:

1) thermal mass. Sometimes that's a benefit, sometimes it's not, but
sometimes you want even cooking over the ability to heat/cool quickly.

2) you have to work very, very hard to render a cast iron skillet
unusable. You have one, you have a skillet for life. That appeals to
my chea^H^H^H^Hfrugal side.

nate

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On Thu, 6 Mar 2008 08:35:22 -0500, Peter A
wrote:

In article ,
says...
Then, with an iron surface, when the pan is hot enough for
water droplets to "dance" rather than boil, and with some
butter tossed in, eggs will slide right out of the pan.


The only problem is that cooking eggs at such a high temperature gives
you tough eggs.

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Peter Aitken
Author, MS Word for Medical and Technical Writers
www.tech-word.com


Howdy,

That's certainly not my experience, but if it doesn't work
for you, I hope that you have a method that you prefer.

All the best,
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On Tue, 04 Mar 2008 17:44:37 -0800, Oren wrote:


Spoken like a true abused kitchen slave. Wife trouble?


Not when I cook in the yard, declare my turf and so. I'm going to
China town in Las Vegas and get me a wok. Might have the bride drive
me.

Nice try!



All you are saying is that a wok is the sum of your whole manhood and
its stir fried.
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wrote:

In article ,
says...
Howdy,

That's certainly not my experience, but if it doesn't work
for you, I hope that you have a method that you prefer.

All the best,
--
Kenneth



Yep - my goal is eggs where all the white is set but the yolk is still
runny. I use a 6 inch nonstick pan over just-below-medium heat. Melt a
little butter and put in 2 eggs, salt & white pepper, then cover with a
glass lid. Cook for about 5 minutes. The cover traps the heat so you do
not have to "over easy" the eggs to cook all the white. You can check
for doneness by jiggling the pan to see if the whites right around the
yolk (the last to cook) still tremble.


Hi Peter,

Ooops... I was in omelet mode,
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On Thu, 06 Mar 2008 09:31:19 -0500, Kenneth
wrote:

On Thu, 6 Mar 2008 08:35:22 -0500, Peter A
wrote:

In article ,
says...
Then, with an iron surface, when the pan is hot enough for
water droplets to "dance" rather than boil, and with some
butter tossed in, eggs will slide right out of the pan.


The only problem is that cooking eggs at such a high temperature gives
you tough eggs.

--
Peter Aitken
Author, MS Word for Medical and Technical Writers
www.tech-word.com


Howdy,

That's certainly not my experience, but if it doesn't work
for you, I hope that you have a method that you prefer.

All the best,


Howdy Kenneth!!!

I don't like tough eggs with burnt edges. I like a nice runny yolk
with my whites just barely set. I use medium heat. Dancing water
droplets is to hot for my eggs. I add the eggs and put a teaspoon of
water next to them and cover. The steam sets the top, but has little
effect on the yolk unless you let them cook to long. Perfect eggs
every time.

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Nate Nagel wrote:
Sheldon wrote:
Lou Decruss wrote:


Sheldon wrote:


Kenneth wrote:


I've used cast iron happily for about 50 years, but have
always thought the whole seasoning thing to be, well, (for
want of a better word), silly.


In terms of sticking, I could not detect a difference
between a brand new, unseasoned pan, and one that I had
carefully seasoned for years.


Then, a few years ago, Consumer's Reports tested cast iron
cookware.


Among other aspects of their testing, they asked staff
members to contact elderly relatives to see if they could
find generations old, super-well seasoned pans, for
comparison.


As has been my experience, they could detect no difference


Except the elderly could no longer lift them.


That's how I got some of mine.


I don't know why anyone needs cookware from the iron age, it's a
kitchen for cripe's sake... you wanna pump iron join Gold's Gym.


Maybe some of us are younger and stronger than you shemp. �


Thanks for proving my point... those of us with real life experience
and measurable IQs don't need to work as fork lifts. *My momma taught
me that no one pays much for jackass labor. *That said I have no doubt
I can out muscle two of you.


The only reason folks buy cast iron cookware is because it's cheap,
and they are too poor or miserly to buy real cookware or they enjoy
playing pilgrim. *It makes as much sense cooking with cast iron
cookware in 2008 as it does commuting to work in a cart with wooden
wheels pulled by a yoke of oxen. *I've yet to see a professional
kitchen that uses cast iron pots and pans. *Cast iron cookware makes
steel wheel roller skates and wooden golf clubs seem like state of the
art. *Cast iron cookware went out of vogue before the Wright Brothers
flew at Kitty Hawk, before Edison's light bulb.


Two advantages to cast iron:

1) thermal mass. *


Don't you mean your dense cranium... BTUs trump thermal mass every
time... buy a proper stove.

2) you have to work very, very hard to render a cast iron skillet
unusable.


Bull****. They rust, they crack, and if dropped they smash stuff...
what needs very hard work is to maintain their utileness.

With quality stainless steel pans there's is plenty of thermal mass,
no special maintenance is necessary, and if one actually knows how to
cook nothing will stick to properly seasoned stainless steel.

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On Thu, 6 Mar 2008 09:31:18 -0800 (PST), Sheldon
wrote:

Nate Nagel wrote:
Sheldon wrote:
Lou Decruss wrote:

Sheldon wrote:

Kenneth wrote:

I've used cast iron happily for about 50 years, but have
always thought the whole seasoning thing to be, well, (for
want of a better word), silly.

In terms of sticking, I could not detect a difference
between a brand new, unseasoned pan, and one that I had
carefully seasoned for years.

Then, a few years ago, Consumer's Reports tested cast iron
cookware.

Among other aspects of their testing, they asked staff
members to contact elderly relatives to see if they could
find generations old, super-well seasoned pans, for
comparison.

As has been my experience, they could detect no difference

Except the elderly could no longer lift them.

That's how I got some of mine.

I don't know why anyone needs cookware from the iron age, it's a
kitchen for cripe's sake... you wanna pump iron join Gold's Gym.

Maybe some of us are younger and stronger than you shemp. ?

Thanks for proving my point... those of us with real life experience
and measurable IQs don't need to work as fork lifts. My momma taught
me that no one pays much for jackass labor. That said I have no doubt
I can out muscle two of you.

The only reason folks buy cast iron cookware is because it's cheap,
and they are too poor or miserly to buy real cookware or they enjoy
playing pilgrim. It makes as much sense cooking with cast iron
cookware in 2008 as it does commuting to work in a cart with wooden
wheels pulled by a yoke of oxen. I've yet to see a professional
kitchen that uses cast iron pots and pans. Cast iron cookware makes
steel wheel roller skates and wooden golf clubs seem like state of the
art. Cast iron cookware went out of vogue before the Wright Brothers
flew at Kitty Hawk, before Edison's light bulb.

Two advantages to cast iron:

1) thermal mass.


Don't you mean your dense cranium... BTUs trump thermal mass every
time... buy a proper stove.

2) you have to work very, very hard to render a cast iron skillet
unusable.


Bull****. They rust, they crack, and if dropped they smash stuff...
what needs very hard work is to maintain their utileness.

With quality stainless steel pans there's is plenty of thermal mass,
no special maintenance is necessary, and if one actually knows how to
cook nothing will stick to properly seasoned stainless steel.


Comedy GOLD!



Got popcorn?


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On Thu, 06 Mar 2008 23:22:57 GMT, Lou Decruss
wrote:

On Thu, 6 Mar 2008 12:11:37 -0500, Peter A
wrote:

In article ,
says...
Yep - my goal is eggs where all the white is set but the yolk is still
runny. I use a 6 inch nonstick pan over just-below-medium heat. Melt a
little butter and put in 2 eggs, salt & white pepper, then cover with a
glass lid. Cook for about 5 minutes. The cover traps the heat so you do
not have to "over easy" the eggs to cook all the white. You can check
for doneness by jiggling the pan to see if the whites right around the
yolk (the last to cook) still tremble.

Hi Peter,

Ooops... I was in omelet mode,
--
Kenneth


For omelets I use a 6 inch aluminum pan with sloped sides - it is the
oldest pan I own. I bought it about 30 years ago based on the
recommendation of Julia Child (and the fact that I could afford it).

I have never seen a cast iron pan with the proper shape for omelets.


For omelets I use stainless. But I wouldn't mind trying an aluminum
pan if I had one. Actually I might add an aluminum pan to my wish
list.

Lou


Hi Lou,

This is what French omelet chefs are likely to use:

http://kingsandqueens.org.uk/en-gb/dept_732.html

They are great.

They make 'em in two versions. The more expensive has a cast
iron handle. The less costly has a steel handle.

Interestingly, I find the steel handle to be far better
because the iron handle is round and that makes manipulating
the pan more difficult because the handle tends to slip in
my hand.

The only down side is that these pans are quite heavy, but
other than that, I believe they are the best for the
purpose.

All the best,
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On Wed, 5 Mar 2008 17:51:25 -0600, "HeyBub" wrote:

Lou Decruss wrote:

You don't get the dressings out. Just wipe the bowls. The oils and
spices from prior uses flavor subsequent salads with a unique
palette of flavors and aromas.


There's something wrong with you.


Everything I am I owe to using unwashed salad bowls.


And your mother didn't wash her hands after she took a dump.

And an ant farm I had as a kid.


Was that your bedroom?

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On Thu, 6 Mar 2008 12:11:37 -0500, Peter A
wrote:

In article ,
says...
Yep - my goal is eggs where all the white is set but the yolk is still
runny. I use a 6 inch nonstick pan over just-below-medium heat. Melt a
little butter and put in 2 eggs, salt & white pepper, then cover with a
glass lid. Cook for about 5 minutes. The cover traps the heat so you do
not have to "over easy" the eggs to cook all the white. You can check
for doneness by jiggling the pan to see if the whites right around the
yolk (the last to cook) still tremble.


Hi Peter,

Ooops... I was in omelet mode,
--
Kenneth


For omelets I use a 6 inch aluminum pan with sloped sides - it is the
oldest pan I own. I bought it about 30 years ago based on the
recommendation of Julia Child (and the fact that I could afford it).

I have never seen a cast iron pan with the proper shape for omelets.


For omelets I use stainless. But I wouldn't mind trying an aluminum
pan if I had one. Actually I might add an aluminum pan to my wish
list.

Lou


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"Lou Decruss" wrote in message
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On Thu, 6 Mar 2008 12:11:37 -0500, Peter A
wrote:

In article ,
says...
Yep - my goal is eggs where all the white is set but the yolk is still
runny. I use a 6 inch nonstick pan over just-below-medium heat. Melt a
little butter and put in 2 eggs, salt & white pepper, then cover with a
glass lid. Cook for about 5 minutes. The cover traps the heat so you do
not have to "over easy" the eggs to cook all the white. You can check
for doneness by jiggling the pan to see if the whites right around the
yolk (the last to cook) still tremble.

Hi Peter,

Ooops... I was in omelet mode,
--
Kenneth


For omelets I use a 6 inch aluminum pan with sloped sides - it is the
oldest pan I own. I bought it about 30 years ago based on the
recommendation of Julia Child (and the fact that I could afford it).

I have never seen a cast iron pan with the proper shape for omelets.


For omelets I use stainless. But I wouldn't mind trying an aluminum
pan if I had one. Actually I might add an aluminum pan to my wish
list.

Lou



Why, if you have stainless steel pans?


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Lou Decruss wrote:
On Wed, 5 Mar 2008 17:51:25 -0600, "HeyBub" wrote:

Lou Decruss wrote:

You don't get the dressings out. Just wipe the bowls. The oils and
spices from prior uses flavor subsequent salads with a unique
palette of flavors and aromas.

There's something wrong with you.


Everything I am I owe to using unwashed salad bowls.


And your mother didn't wash her hands after she took a dump.


My mother didn't "take a dump." She was too refined. Where'd you learn about
mothers and dumps?


And an ant farm I had as a kid.


Was that your bedroom?


Yes, as a matter of fact.


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On Fri, 07 Mar 2008 00:00:19 GMT, "JoeSpareBedroom"
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"Lou Decruss" wrote in message
.. .


For omelets I use stainless. But I wouldn't mind trying an aluminum
pan if I had one. Actually I might add an aluminum pan to my wish
list.

Lou



Why, if you have stainless steel pans?


Curiosity.

Lou

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On Mar 4, 10:21*am, Doc wrote:
I've got this wok from WalMart that's coated with Xylan, which I
gather is a first cousin of Teflon. *Big mistake. It's non-stick
properties aren't very good.

I don't like the idea of simply throwing it out and dumping more money
into a non-coated wok. I'm sure I could strip the coating off with one
of these fibrous abrasive wheels that you bolt onto a hand drill -
wearing a dust mask of course - but is the surface that's exposed
going to be suitable for cooking? Wondering if there's some pre-
treating that's done to the metal that might render it toxic if used
as a cooking surface.

Further, should it be possible to thoroughly remove all the coating
abrasively like that? Obviously I don't want to leave behind small
particles since I assume it's toxic.

Thanks


Pitch it man recycle it and get a real wok....no sense in worrying if
you are eating toxic food all the time.

More advice: learn to cook - stop buying teflon or any non-stick
cookware. Get a gas stove and get some steel cookware....with huge
riveted handles, and airtight lids, EVERYTHING will look and taste
better.
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On Sun, 9 Mar 2008 12:10:29 -0400, Peter A
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You are just being silly. Claiming that a gas stove is necessary for
good cooking and that nonstick pans don't have a place in the kitchen
just shows your ignorance.


Non stick pans have a definite place in t he kitchen - crepe pans for
example. However, Non stick woks do not.

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Non stick pans have a definite place in t he kitchen - crepe pans for
example.


There is no reason to prefer non-stick for crepes. You might note that there are
no non-stick commercial crepe makers. All I do on my commercial crepe makers is
use clarified butter, and there is never the slightest sticking or build-up.

However, Non stick woks do not.


I would point out that no less a chef than Ming Tsai often uses a non-stick wok.

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On Mon, 10 Mar 2008 03:14:03 -0400, Cape Cod Bob
wrote:

Non stick pans have a definite place in t he kitchen - crepe pans for
example.


There is no reason to prefer non-stick for crepes. You might note that
there are
no non-stick commercial crepe makers. All I do on my commercial crepe
makers is
use clarified butter, and there is never the slightest sticking or
build-up.

However, Non stick woks do not.


I would point out that no less a chef than Ming Tsai often uses a
non-stick wok.

-- Larry



Well, that settles that. A statistic. One.

Does he just use it, or does he also talk about the wok?


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pltrgyst wrote:
Cape Cod Bob wrote:
Non stick pans have a definite place in t he kitchen - crepe pans for
example.


There is no reason to prefer non-stick for crepes. You might note that there are
no non-stick commercial crepe makers. All I do on my commercial crepe makers is
use clarified butter, and there is never the slightest sticking or build-up.

However, Non stick woks do not.


I would point out that no less a chef than Ming Tsai often uses a non-stick wok.


FoodTV personalities cook whatever and with whatever their sponsors
(the people who pay them) mandate. Professional kitchens are nothing
like FoodTV cartoon kitchens.

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I would point out that no less a chef than Ming Tsai often uses a non-stick wok.

-- Larry


Hi Larry,

That may well be true, but it tells us little because there
may be issues of sponsorship.

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pltrgyst wrote
Cape Cod Bob wrote


Non stick pans have a definite place in t he kitchen - crepe pans for example.


There is no reason to prefer non-stick for crepes.


Wrong.

You might note that there are no non-stick commercial crepe makers.


Thats because the detail is different with commercial operations.

All I do on my commercial crepe makers is use clarified butter,


And if you use a non stick, you dont need to use anything at all.

and there is never the slightest sticking or build-up.


There isnt any that matters with a non stick either.

However, Non stick woks do not.


I would point out that no less a chef than Ming Tsai often uses a non-stick wok.


Irrelevant to what also works.


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