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Old 04-01-2014, 10:00 AM
BDavis BDavis is offline
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i do not know if i am doing it right,,i use a 4 1/2" grinder with a wire wheel to clean cast pots, then into oven at 450 degrees, for an hour
hit it with the grinder again, then grease it up with crisco and bake at 350 for half an hour

in the picture is a dutch oven i rescued , it was being used as a flower pot
the number is 8 and it has a H or an R next to the 8
anybody know anything about this pot
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:07 AM
John E John E is offline
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Default Re: restore a oven

Here's the recommended cleaning methods -

In summary, be careful not to damage the piece when using power tools, and if possible use the other methods, as they will not cause damage.
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Old 04-01-2014, 02:27 PM
Steve Stephens Steve Stephens is offline
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I don't use a self cleaning oven any more but had very good luck with one. Just no wire handles in the oven. And I have always and continue to use a 6" wire wheel on a bench grinder with great results and no damage. It's all in how you manage the wheel and the type of wheel. I use lye then wire brush then, after a scrub with comet and rinsing I will heat the pan slightly and coat with solid crisco then wipe dry. This is all the protection the pans need in my dry CA environment. When I want to use a pan I just use it and let it season itself, no multiple coats and in and out of the oven nor vinegar and all that rigamarole. But there are many different ways to clean and restore and you have to find what works best for you. I chose my methods when no information was readily available in the 1970s.
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Old 04-02-2014, 02:07 PM
BDavis BDavis is offline
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Default Re: restore a oven

gonna have to get some lye and ck it out...
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