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Forum: General Cast Iron 05-23-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,090
Posted By RLMuse
Re: Plated Cast Iron?

I have a 7 chrome plated. Plating isn't perfect.
I also have an 11 chrome plated. Plating has a few dark spots but is intact. Paid $50 for it a few years ago.
Also have a Nickel plated...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 05-15-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,995
Posted By RLMuse
Re: Above All Else, Do No Harm.....

I am not sure how well this works, but I have read that for a porcelain sink with aluminum pot and pan marks you can lightly spray with water to dampen, then apply baking soda. Lay paper towels over...
Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 04-24-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,071
Posted By RLMuse
Re: Grill Cheese Help !

I love a good Monte Cristo, it's kind of a "grilled cheese" sandwich. The best one I have had was at the Blue Bayou restaurant at Disneyland.

This one will require either a deep skillet, or a...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 04-12-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,148
Posted By RLMuse
Re: Help with a Griswold

I have the same skillet, but nickel plated. Got it a few years ago for about $20.00.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 04-03-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,746
Posted By RLMuse
Re: Seasoning a Muffin Pan, Help.

This might sound a little strange, and I haven't actually tried it, but what if you apply the oil to a WARM (not hot) pan and let it get into every crevice, and then put the pan into a sink full of...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 03-29-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,024
Posted By RLMuse
Re: Cleaning with Hot Water on Hot Skillet


At that temp just sticking a finger in the water for an instant would result in blisters.

According to the American Burn Association, water at 155 degrees will inflict a 3rd degree burn...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 03-29-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,523
Posted By RLMuse
Re: Lid Questions

Perhaps they made one for a dutch oven?
Forum: Show & Tell 03-28-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,319
Posted By RLMuse
Re: Old Gate Marked Kettle

If it is a 10 gallon cauldron, you can get a 15 gallon plastic wash tub for pretty cheap. Couple gallons of vinegar, couple gallons of water for the outside. Lean the cauldron on its side when...
Forum: General Cast Iron 03-27-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,937
Posted By RLMuse
Re: Machine Smoothed Versus Power Sanded

When casting, or forging iron, there are many different forms of iron that occur at differing temperatures and even at different places in a piece of metal. Austenite (occurs at over 1,000 F),...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 03-27-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,024
Posted By RLMuse
Re: Cleaning with Hot Water on Hot Skillet

The secret is to not have the skillet too hot. It should simply be as hot as if you were cooking something that you would normally de-glaze. If you can pour room temp wine into a skillet to deglaze...
Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 03-27-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,486
Posted By RLMuse
Re: Beet Greens

I love them when they are cooked up with a little crumbled crisp bacon pieces, and with a little bacon fat on them. Delicious.
Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 03-23-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,859
Posted By RLMuse
Re: Eggs in a #3

When I cook my eggs in a 3, 4, or 5, I am often also cooking bacon or hash browns at the same time in another skillet. I will cook the eggs until the whites have set, then I will place one of the...
Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 03-22-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,664
Posted By RLMuse
Re: Preheating

I pre-heat my pan before adding my cooking oil. I do not however, heat it all the way up to my intended cooking temp immediately.

The reason is this, you can't tell how hot your pan is if there...
Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 03-21-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,602
Posted By RLMuse
Re: Bacon & Eggs

The most likely issue is using commercially processed bacon. Almost all commercially processed bacon is cured with sugar. This will stick to the bottom of the pan (the bits), and it will cause...
Forum: Show & Tell 03-16-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 69,538
Posted By RLMuse
Re: Don't Show, Just Tell

1. What is the first piece of cast iron cookware you actually owned?
- Best Made #7 Skillet

2. Do you consider yourself more a collector, a user, or both?
- Mostly a user, a little of both. ...
Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 02-27-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,561
Posted By RLMuse
Re: Rendered Lard today

It's not temperature that make a fat go rancid. It is exposure to air which leads to oxidation. Heat and light will speed up the oxidation process which causes the majority of rancidity. Luckily...
Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 02-27-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,990
Posted By RLMuse
Re: Sous Vide Steaks

It is a great method for infusing flavors into meat. Put the steak in the vacuum bag with some herb butter and it slowly cooks into the meat.
Forum: General Cast Iron 02-10-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,621
Posted By RLMuse
Re: Warping

For small pans use the straight edge on the bottom. If you see a gap you will know the middle is warped upwards.
Forum: General Cast Iron 02-09-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,530
Posted By RLMuse
Re: Lightest Skillets?

Lightest skillet I have is a Griswold 00 Skillet/Ashtray. I use it as a spoon rest. It is a little lighter than the same size Wagner Ware Skillet/Ashtray.
Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 02-08-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,504
Posted By RLMuse
Re: Chili Cooking Day

Thank you Doug.

I know that I have in the past been unfortunate enough to succumb to the back and forth arguments about what is and isn't correct.

For that I apologize.

There is no wrong way...
Forum: General Cast Iron 02-08-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,686
Posted By RLMuse
Re: looking for a CI coffee roaster

Yeah, I hit my thumb with a hammer ever once in a while just to remind myself that it hurts.

I prefer a nice light roast on my beans (more caffeine). I haven't taken up roasting my own yet, but...
Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 02-06-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,983
Posted By RLMuse
Re: The best buffalo

Baking is a science and requires recipes (formulas).
Cooking is an art, which requires tasting and adjusting, and tasting and adjusting.
Forum: Show & Tell 02-02-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,975
Posted By RLMuse
Re: Cat humidifier

When I had a cat, I never had to humidify it. I have found they like to stay as dry as they can.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 01-26-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,398
Posted By RLMuse
Re: The ultimate E-Tank

If you are changing 120VAC into 12VDC, then you have RV Power Converters, not Inverters.

Inverters change the 12VDC power from the batteries into 120VAC which allows you to run your normal plug in...
Forum: Show & Tell 01-25-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,976
Posted By RLMuse
Re: Question about C.I. teapot/kettle

In business under that name from 1881 to 1889.

Was Williamson and Company.

Then was Gibson and Lee...
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