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Jennifer_A_Temple 09-02-2019 11:41 AM

Eater's Complaints
 
My spouse complains he can taste the cast iron every time I cook! Does anybody else get such complaints? I'm getting a bit ticked with my hubby! (I do not taste anything wrong) I told him I'd rather taste iron than eat the cancerous material that comes out of Teflon, (His favourite pan)

Doug D. 09-02-2019 02:27 PM

Re: Eater's Complaints
 
Either: The pan is not well-seasoned, the iron is reacting to certain foods, and he has hypersensitive tastebuds?

or: He has a predisposed mindset that he's going to taste iron so he thinks he does?

D_Madden 09-02-2019 09:32 PM

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or possibly rancid oil... that can impart a taste and smell... either a strong metallic taste/smell or fishy smell... usually happens with dutch ovens that have been stored with the lid on... and having been oiled, but not heated to the point of being dry/seasoning... and not used very frequently.

SeanD 09-05-2019 11:35 AM

Re: Eater's Complaints
 
The above information is very plausible, and its true. You could always use enameled CI. I Guess?

Jennifer_A_Temple 09-06-2019 08:16 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by SeanD (Post 45669)
The above information is very plausible, and its true. You could always use enamelled CI. I Guess?

He never complains when he cooks steak in the caste iron pans. The oil is always fresh and If I need to use enamelled I'll just revert to stainless steel but I am convinced it's all in his head. He is fine with CI when he uses it, even though I was the one to teach him how! He used to start with an unheated pan and complained that every thing sticks in CI, I finally convinced him too heat the pan first and he has been using the CI ever since. He does scrambled eggs, fried chicken, burgers & steak in CI. If I do the same, he can "taste the iron".

SeanD 09-07-2019 02:12 PM

Re: Eater's Complaints
 
I would say its all in his head then. If he can cook and its fine, he must be saying you dont know what youre doing. I mean no harm by that, but thats how I would take it if my wife was the same. We cook every day in CI, even tacos and such, acidic foods, and I have never had the iron taste. Tell him to do all the cooking then, jk...lol

Steven C 09-15-2019 03:28 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by SeanD (Post 45688)
I would say its all in his head then. If he can cook and its fine, he must be saying you dont know what youre doing. I mean no harm by that, but thats how I would take it if my wife was the same. We cook every day in CI, even tacos and such, acidic foods, and I have never had the iron taste. Tell him to do all the cooking then, jk...lol

Iím thinking of secondly agreeing with the above. Very few things I do without cast iron. No one has ever said anything than wow that was good.

Wish you luck on changing hearts and minds.

MDFraley 09-16-2019 06:42 PM

Re: Eater's Complaints
 
Cook one of his favorite dishes in the cast iron pan and when finished cooking slide it onto the Teflon pan....present it to him before putting it on his plate and see if he says anything. Commonly known as the bait and switch theory....

M Yaworski 06-21-2020 02:44 PM

Re: Eater's Complaints
 
I don't know if I'd know what cast iron tastes lik.

Ed Grabski 06-21-2020 05:03 PM

Re: Eater's Complaints
 
My Wife will say something if the pan has not been seasoned enough.
How I tell if the pan is well seasoned is to fry a egg ans see if the bottom has picked up any black.

She uses only Cast Iron to cook on now that I figured out how to get and keep a good seasoning on them.


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