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Old 09-28-2015, 09:15 PM
JosephDurham JosephDurham is offline
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Default Not quite the same color....now what?

Here is 1 of 2 lodge unseasoned muffin pans that I bought. (I don't have a lye bath). So I've been cleaning it with hot water, and then sticking it in the oven at 350 for a hour and then putting oil on it. But, the coloring isn't changing one bit. Here it is with a kettle that I restored and it looks beautiful. But the muffin pan isn't looking any different.



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Old 09-28-2015, 09:18 PM
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Default Re: Not quite the same color....now what?

Maybe there's already a coating of something on it... No lye bath? You can use oven cleaner, just be sure it contains sodium hydroxide - usually the yellow cap stuff. Put it in a garbage bag, spray it down liberally and let it sit.
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Old 09-28-2015, 09:34 PM
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Default Re: Not quite the same color....now what?

The tag even said unseasoned so I don't quite know what else would be on it.

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And I don't have an e tank to do anything with it. I've heard a lot of people speak ill of using the oven cleaner, that's the only thing about that.

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Old 09-28-2015, 09:39 PM
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Default Re: Not quite the same color....now what?

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The tag even said unseasoned so I don't quite know what else would be on it.

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And I don't have an e tank to do anything with it. I've heard a lot of people speak ill of using the oven cleaner, that's the only thing about that.

Joseph
The oven cleaner that we are talking about is lye. The same sodium hydroxide that is in our lye tanks, except in a spray can.

I suppose there is a slight possibility that somebody lacquered or varnished it, god forbid.
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Old 09-28-2015, 09:40 PM
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Default Re: Not quite the same color....now what?

Will the oven cleaner take care of it if they did?
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Old 09-28-2015, 09:45 PM
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Default Re: Not quite the same color....now what?

Only one way to find out I guess, hit it with oven cleaner for a day and see what happens. It's safe, I started out using it...

Before you seasoned, did it feel like bare metal?
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Old 09-28-2015, 09:53 PM
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Yes it did feel bare. Very smooth.
Here is a picture of the bottom:



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And I've tried seasoning it probably 8-10 times this far. Still no change. The price tag that was placed in one of the muffin sections did finally come off.
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Old 09-28-2015, 10:03 PM
Doug D. Doug D. is offline
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Default Re: Not quite the same color....now what?

Clean bare iron is gray, not black. The kettle in the photo is certainly not clean bare iron, so I'm not sure what the expectation is of the color of the gem pan. Just baking on oil at 350 isn't really going to carbonize anything to cause it to turn appreciably darker.
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Old 09-28-2015, 10:45 PM
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Default Re: Not quite the same color....now what?

I cleaned some pieces last week, THIS is one layer of Crisco at 450F. on bare iron for an hour or so. (Not including the foreign piece)

Turn up the heat.
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Old 09-28-2015, 10:51 PM
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Default Re: Not quite the same color....now what?

And Rick if you do it again without new oil it will be about black.

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