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Old 05-15-2021, 12:34 PM
Karl R Karl R is offline
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I did read in the damages section of the site that warping is irreversible. But Iím stubborn and I was wondering if anyone had any luck reversing warping. I saw a guy on YouTube grinding it flat... I think I threw up in my mouth a little bit. I feel like heating it up and hitting it with a mallet and a block of wood sounds logical in theory... but may end up cracking it.
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Old 05-15-2021, 12:46 PM
Doug D. Doug D. is offline
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Default Re: Warped Pan Solutions?

This is what can happen when a cast iron pan, warped or not, receives a sharp blow.

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Old 05-15-2021, 02:11 PM
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Like a piece of glass... shattered. I figured because it was able to warp, maybe it was malleable enough to be bent back.
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Old 05-15-2021, 04:20 PM
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Saw a pic someone posted of a spatula they cut out of a cracked pan that was awesome enough to have me on the lookout for a cheap cracked cast iron pan. (Lots of examples on Etsy).

I have one thats just a little warped that I use to cook over open fires.
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Old 09-21-2021, 12:46 AM
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I have a Wagner DO thats a spinner. I tested it by making up some boiled noodles and watching the bubbles form as the water heated. It was even (on gas). So I'll ignore it. Should it become a problem I'll just grind some off the center to flatten it. Doing this (without a mill) is not easy. I don't think a slight thinness in the center will matter, that's where my stove isn't hot.

Cast iron is not malleable. That would be wrought iron. Different stuff.
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Old 09-21-2021, 09:09 AM
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Default Re: Warped Pan Solutions?

Most of my CI is level, but I have a lot that are spinners or a rocker, but they cook just fine. I hold onto the handle when Im stirring food anyways. Unless you are a collector for the money ( Im not ) just use it or lose it. Not sure about the griding, but old CI is thin as it is, lol.....Id hate to hit her with a grinder, my 2 cents.
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Old 09-21-2021, 12:53 PM
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Yeah I have a couple of skillets that are spinners on dead flat surfaces, but don't move at all - not even a wobble - on my gas stove. Great users, so I just don't worry about the warp. If I use them in the oven for bacon or cornbread, who cares if they spin or wobble as I just put them in and then leave them in place.
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