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Old 07-21-2014, 02:21 PM
Doug D. Doug D. is offline
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Default Re: Coating exterior with dish soap before open fire cooking?

New to me, however, Wikipedia says, "The one down side to this form of cooking is that the pots will become blackened with soot and ash, which can be difficult to scrub off. The ash and soot build up can be easily avoided by applying a thin layer of dish soap (preferably biodegradable) to the outside of the pot before cooking. The ash and soot will stick to the soap which is then easily rinsed off later."

My experience has been that mild dish soap and gentle scrubbing with a plastic scrubber do not adversely affect a well-established seasoning.
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