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Old 02-27-2018, 05:51 PM
BillP BillP is offline
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Default How Much Ptting is Too Much on a User?

Have a BSR 8 with an extremely well worn heat ring, and lots of pitting on the cooking surface. Will some/most of the pits fill in over time as it used?

Want to give to a friend to try out cast iron cooking.

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Old 02-27-2018, 07:16 PM
Greg Brunett Greg Brunett is offline
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Default Re: How Much Ptting is Too Much on a User?

That is nothing that time and use wonít heal. It will take a long time to get them filled in, but it will be worth it in the end. Iíve got a Griswold large block logo #8 that has pitting on the bottom of it. The pitting gets smaller with every use. I like to severely overcook a few scrambled eggs in my skillets to help speed along the seasoning process. Scrape them out with a metal spatula and then proceed with regular use.
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:20 PM
Christian James Christian James is offline
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Default Re: How Much Ptting is Too Much on a User?

Who knows? But check out this video -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDreJNyYsD4
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:37 PM
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Default Re: How Much Ptting is Too Much on a User?

Thanks for replies.

That youtube link was something else, what with guy using sunflower oil on a rusted, pitted, non-restored skillet.

Going to give to my friend, with offer to take it back if it doesn't work out.
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:39 PM
EdgarLopez EdgarLopez is offline
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Default Re: How Much Ptting is Too Much on a User?

You can use fine sand paper on rough surface,(not recommend on collectible items)it is a good user,I love square skillets and I found a BSR as bad as the one on the video,I used an air grinder after etank,I been using it for 4 months and now is working better than my others skillets,
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:47 PM
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Default Re: How Much Ptting is Too Much on a User?

The skillet in the video is a total mess, a virtual complete loss, nothing to lose by grinding on it. I've seen that video before, I'm not sure it illustrates much except that extra fat will make even a rough skillet not stick (not non-stick), and which it's maker (member here) states at one point. The skillet in the photo above is not a complete mess. Pitting is a loss of metal. There's no point in removing good metal from it just to level it out to a few pits.
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