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Old 11-30-2020, 11:53 PM
GBlackwell GBlackwell is offline
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Default Removing Carbon

What's the best way to remove carbon buildup without too much elbow grease?

I'm on a skillet that really had it caked on and I've got about 1/3 of the underside that just doesn't want to come off with electrolysis. It spent 13 hours in there. I'll probably put it back inn tomorrow, but surely there's a better way. I use my SS chore boy, but that doesn't touch the slick stuff.

Any ideas?
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Old 12-01-2020, 07:24 AM
SeanD SeanD is offline
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Default Re: Removing Carbon

I dont have a set up, but the Easy Off Method works for most anything, but its not fool proof. Thats the way I clean mine tho, since its my only choice. It works good, but leave it set on the piece for a min of a week.

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Old 12-01-2020, 11:21 PM
GBlackwell GBlackwell is offline
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Thank you!

I may have to do that, though I was wanting a lye tank at some point anyways, it may have to sit longer with the weather the way it is.

Now I've got two skillets in this situation
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Old 12-02-2020, 09:50 PM
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My mother-in-law would take an old paring knife and scrape away until she had the cast iron pan spanking clean. I recently had to do a bit of the same for a pan that the heavy-duty oven cleaner didn't touch.
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Old 12-05-2020, 12:13 AM
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My mother-in-law would take an old paring knife and scrape away until she had the cast iron pan spanking clean. I recently had to do a bit of the same for a pan that the heavy-duty oven cleaner didn't touch.
That really is what works I guess, I just did that last night. Also, for big patches a razor blade works well if you try to shave it off. Though I broke two blades
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Old 12-05-2020, 03:55 AM
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Thank you!

I may have to do that, though I was wanting a lye tank at some point anyways, it may have to sit longer with the weather the way it is.

Now I've got two skillets in this situation
My Lye tank is in a heated garage. even lye solution that has cleaned close to 50 pieces will still soften a excessively cruddy pan in a few days. rinse under warm water while wiping with a scotchbrite pad and it usually wipes right off with little effort.
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