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Old 03-11-2019, 08:12 PM   #71
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Lodge site says you can sand down rough spots in their cast iron, but then you have to re-season. I would just season and use them. Seasoning and use fills in the bumps.

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Old 03-11-2019, 08:44 PM   #72
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Well we'll see!

There are a lot of reviews that talk about them warping. Then some people mention you have to heat them up slowly, not just put them on a burner and turn it to high. Thoughts? I was going to start out treating it gently, aside from scrubbing off the coating.
Are you referring to the steel pans warping? If so, I don't know. But if the bottom eventually gets a bulge in it and makes the pan wobble, I'd just bend it back in my press to where it bent up instead of down, when hot. The old iron ones can sometimes become wobblers with a bottom that is bulged a bit. The ones with the heat rings might do this less. But with iron I doubt it would be possible to bend them back the other way without breaking them.

Heat control seems to be a good idea with either, to protect the seasoning and prevent sticking. But the material is about as durable as anything can get. I looked for what I thought was the thickest carbon steel ones just for the stability of them and to limit the hot spot on the bottom.

I like how we're taking an interest in these old fashioned pans and realizing they may be the best after all.

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Old 03-12-2019, 07:44 AM   #73
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You're right Glenn, it just takes a bit more work. It's nice to start with a smooth surface, but yeah, eventually those spaces get filled in with grease and food bits.

John- yes. The carbon steel pans. If you get a spare minute, check the one and two star reviews on amazon for the Matfer. You'll see a LOT of complaints about getting the protective coating off, and almost as many for warping.

Then there's a positive review in there somewhere mentioning you need to bring them up to temp kind of slowly, that they're meant for restaurant stoves with flame, and being directly on an electric heating element can warp them. Read it in a review on the internet so it must be true.

Yes, the old fashioned stuff is cool, often. It usually takes more work and skill, but there's a good feeling that comes along with that. Getting way off the tracks now but I started shaving with a safety razor and badger brush just last fall. A little rough at first, but I really enjoy it now.

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