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Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 10-24-2016, 05:12 PM
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Posted By Doug D.
Re: Nitty gritty details about Easy Off HD method??

If that were the case, electrolysis would not have cleaned the dozens of crusty pans I restored before I had a lye bath. There was no rust under the crud on them, not to mention it would be hard to...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 10-24-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,650
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Nitty gritty details about Easy Off HD method??

Probably not to the first, and yes to the second question. To the third, it's been 10 days. If it was coming off with lye, it would have by now. You can give it another day and see if there's any...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 10-24-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,650
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Nitty gritty details about Easy Off HD method??

As noted above, baking soda is not a neutralizing solution here. Dilution with water remains your best option. Consider that when using it as actual oven cleaner, rinsing the sponge used to wipe...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 10-21-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,650
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Nitty gritty details about Easy Off HD method??

Although neutralizing a strong alkali with an acid sounds like a good idea, you can produce an exothermic (heat creating) reaction which may not be desirable, especially if on your skin. Dilution...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 10-21-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,650
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Nitty gritty details about Easy Off HD method??

Using baking soda, which is alkaline, seems counterintuitive to neutralize lye, also an alkali. More neutralization is occurring via just rinsing and diluting with plain water. Not to mention the lye...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 10-21-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,650
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Nitty gritty details about Easy Off HD method??

Some grill brushes may be brass, and some may be too stiff to not scratch.

See also: http://www.castironcollector.com/cleaning.php#finish
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 10-20-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,650
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Nitty gritty details about Easy Off HD method??

As the cleaner softens the crud, it does have a dark brown color. Bare, clean cast iron is gray, so that's what you're shooting for. The dark color, which is carbonized/polymerized fat, will return...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 10-13-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,650
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Nitty gritty details about Easy Off HD method??

Other than to your eyes or as a concentrated inhalation, the strength of the lye in the product is not such that it would cause immediate damage. If it gets on skin or clothing, wash it off right...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 09-15-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,650
Posted By Doug D.
Re: Nitty gritty details about Easy Off HD method??

1. yes, eye protection,too
2. yes. no.
3. no, not on bare iron
4. yes, dilution = neutralization
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