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Old 09-27-2017, 04:02 PM
Brian P Brian P is offline
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Default Season - a Wagner Nickel Plated Skillet?

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I was gifted a very nice garage sale found no. 8 nickel plated Wanger skillet. This is my first time dealing with plated cast iron. Sorry I did not take any before pics but after reading that electrolysis is not recommended for plated I used heavy duty oven cleaner and a trash bag and let it sit outside for two days. Yesterday I cleaned it off and it turned out great I did not see any rust so I did not even need to use any vinegar. Now I am not quite sure how to season it. I placed a bit of grape seed oil in the inside after drying it out in the oven to buy me some time. Should I season just the inside of the skillet a few times and leave the outside alone? Is it possible to discolor the plating by using it in the oven at a high temp like 500*F?
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Old 09-28-2017, 12:22 AM
Doug D. Doug D. is offline
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Default Re: Season - a Wagner Nickel Plated Skillet?

No real reason to season plated parts, but actually no harm, either. Areas worn to bare iron should be, though. High temps can discolor plating, but how high is the question. I have plated skillets with discolored bottoms that nothing will change.
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