"You have a cast iron skillet, right? I could never be with someone so bad at..."

Soft_member
Soft_member

"You have a cast iron skillet, right? I could never be with someone so bad at cooking that they have to use nonstick..."

likme
likme

Yeah, I have one hanging above the fireplace at my cottage for decoration.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

greentext with quotation marks
Fuck outta here you dumb whore

DeathDog
DeathDog

have several cast iron pans
have to clean them with fucking chainmail and industrial degreaser
spend almost half an hour every time
all I wanted was some eggs and bacon

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

LOL you NEVER use soap to clean cast iron. because cast iron is porus

just rinse the bulk of the dirt of then re oil. and heat pan in the oven. if you do this then the pan(s) will out last you

MPmaster
MPmaster

I could never date a stock image.

King_Martha
King_Martha

You do realize some people cook different things, right? That doing what you suggest would mean that your burgers taste like fish, your vegetables taste like burgers, and your eggs taste like vegetables?

This is why the cast iron fanatic community has a reputation for not having a balanced diet.

happy_sad
happy_sad

yeah that's fine if I decide to make pan pizza and have to plan it a week in advance, making my own dough and stuff. I'll pull the huge pan for that and it's easy enough to clean but it sucks for daily cooking desu.

massdebater
massdebater

what the fuck is the benefit of using a cast iron skillet anyway? Please enlighten me, I'm curious

Inmate
Inmate

o-ok

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

There is none. Nu-male millennials like them because they're poor and can't afford anything better.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

it can be made to do a lot of different things poorly if you're willing to spend 15+ hours a week rubbing flax seed oil into the pores and reciting sheryl canter quotes

making stuff as inordinately complicated as possible makes me a smart genius

for more insight on this form of mental illness head on over to /g/

Emberburn
Emberburn

Enjoy your iron on your food.

StonedTime
StonedTime

LOL

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

this, the occult rituals required for regular upkeep aren't worth making burgers or steaks without a grill or meme versions of oven baked food.

making daily meals in it is just horrible, I have no idea how people in the 19th century did that.

Illusionz
Illusionz

I thought you just scrap the stuff off once you use it and do the oil thing like once a week?

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

yeah I love making food then spending the next 20 minutes immediately scraping shit off the pan.

if you actually want to eat then clean good luck because once it cooks down all that junk is going to fuse itself into the pan.
then, because it's so rough and porous, you're going to basically file the surface and have to season it again.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

Why not just use a stainless steel pan?

5mileys
5mileys

What if you just don't clean it so roughly? Get off the major stuff with a few good scrubs then leave it

Techpill
Techpill

ITT dorks who don't take care of their iron

seriously, just cook with it, let it cool a little then rinse and brush scrub with hot water. when the crud is gone, wipe a dab of oil and heat on the stove. literally takes 2 minutes.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

You use an open fire in your kitchen, right?
I could never be with someone so bad at cooking they had to use an oven rather than controlling the temperature themselves.

Cast Iron pans are for try-hards.

Firespawn
Firespawn

sounds like hell

Flameblow
Flameblow

You use an open fire in your kitchen, right?
Dude I wish I could do that. Chicken is 1000x better on open flame than in the oven. You wouldn't believe how many oven fuses I've popped because I try to get the temperature as high as possible.

SniperGod
SniperGod

it really depends what you cook, if it's properly seasoned, some stuff will just come off with a paper towel.
I like making bacon and have specific pan for bacon, so I just wipe it off, no problem.

but if you make something like a pizza that has tomato sauce and cheese and grease and you leave it long enough to eat, then cleaning is hell, and you really have to get all of it off.

RavySnake
RavySnake

That actually brings up a good point, cast iron is great if you're camping or if you're in a cabin with a fire stove.

StonedTime
StonedTime

I just bought an be these and you tell me this??

Can't I just use oil everytime I cook instead of seasoning it?

And I thought it was easy to clean. I thought it was non stick after you season it.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

So it's more a matter of not being an idiot and if it needs a clean then clean it? Why do you cook bacon in a separate pan? The extra flavours would be nice right?

eGremlin
eGremlin

hahaha look at this guy he fell for the meme

if you wanted non stick and easy to clean you should have bought a teflon pan

JunkTop
JunkTop

iron pans are for people who want to cook and finish a steak properly.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

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Ignoramus
Ignoramus

I heard those are toxic....and they aren't really non stick.

What I should get is that square copper pan I see on TV all the time.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

tbhwy desu teflon is only really useful for sticky shit like eggs or curries and maybe reaaally thin filets of fish. meats like pork, beef, shrimp, fish, garlic bread, etc all come out great in iron if the cook is worth a shit. teflon you gotta worry about warping or scratches or dents, and it can't go over a fire. dumb.

Supergrass
Supergrass

A seasoned pan doesn't take or give flavour any more than a teflon pan. Some retards confuse """seasoning""" for just keeping the pan dirty and greasy, leading to misconceptions like you can't fry fish in a pan without the next thing tasting of fish and similar nonsense.
but if you make something like a pizza that has tomato sauce and cheese and grease and you leave it long enough to eat, then cleaning is hell, and you really have to get all of it off.
A thick seasoning of properly polymerized oil should have no problem with tomato sauce spillage from a cooked pizza. Cooking the sauce itself might be a bad idea, but if you have trouble making deep dish pizza or cleaning it off afterwards YDIWM.

Booteefool
Booteefool

A seasoned pan doesn't take or give flavour any more than a teflon pan
But if you're cooking bacon and just wiping away the stuff after, some of the bacon grease will be left behind right? That's what I meant.

Spamalot
Spamalot

polymerized oil is just what it sounds like. a plastic-like coating. if you're JUST wiping with a paper towel, yes, bacon will be left of the pan. scrub under hot running water using a vinyl brush to get the bacon off without destroying the polymer. don't use steel or copper wool. the gunk will come off, the polymer "seasoning" will stay.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

But why would you leave bacon grease in the pan like a retarded slob? Sieve the grease and store it it the fridge like you do duck fat, tallow or all your other flavourful greases.
Letting your pans impart flavour through a coating of rancid animal fat from your last cooking session is just stupid.

w8t4u
w8t4u

But why would you leave bacon grease in the pan like a retarded slob?

millenials. children of ignorant boomers who bought the space age pan meme.

Emberburn
Emberburn

While I agree with your post 100%, there are some people who confuse seasoning a pan with keeping it perpetually greasy. Some people will even go so far as to recommend wiping iron or steel cookware with a thin coat of oil before putting it away.

That method does stop the pan from rusting, but it's totally unnecessary if the pan was properly seasoned in the first place.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

this is a good source of iron in your diet. For reals

TechHater
TechHater

so when you pour off the bacon fat it is 100% gone right?
no need to wipe it or anything huh

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

Were you dropped on your head as a child or something? You wash the pan. You always work with clean pans. You don't store 'muh bakkun' in your greasy pan - you store it in your fridge by pouring it into a container and putting the container in the fridge. Then you apply water, brushy-brush and soap to your pan, so it's nice and clean for your next cooking session. Polymerized oils are not soluble enough to be damaged by mild detergent.

God damned, do you even read?

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

Browning meat
cooking smashed burgers
bacon
sausage
baking bread
crispy fried eggs basted in hot fat if your pan is good enough.

no acidic foods really
it's not for everything but it's very good at a few things
use stainless or carbon steel for anything else

farquit
farquit

there are a multitude of easy to follow videos telling you how to get the most out of a cast iron pan, old or new.

thin layer of veg or flax oil over the whole pan
oven at 500 for about 4 hrs
let cool
done

as with any pan, clean immediately after use
rub inside cooking surface with thin layer of oil, put on medium heat until smoking

wala a pan that will last you the rest of your life.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

when you treat the pan afterwards by coating with a thin layer of oil and heating to smoke point the oil breaks down and bonds to the metal.

Bidwell
Bidwell

use stainless or carbon steel for anything else
Carbon steel carries the exact same type of seasoning and has the same exact weaknesses as cast iron, with some additional ones as well. If your sauce it too acidic for a non-enamel cast iron pot or pan, a carbon steel one is no better.

Techpill
Techpill

dropped on his head or something

He was homeschooled by evangelical christian parents.

Skullbone
Skullbone

sorry probably should have said "stainless and carbon steel"

SniperGod
SniperGod

4 hours

No. The oil should smoke, and it's a smelly process, but 4 hours will destroy the seasoning. 30 minutes at 500F is plenty.

WebTool
WebTool

That doesn't make any more sense. Do you understand that what is commonly referred to as carbon steel is stiff, high-HRC, non-stainless steel?
For acidic sauces you need stainless or enamel. 'Carbon steel' doesn't go anywhere in any form in any sentence to do with tomatoes.

StonedTime
StonedTime

soak it overnight in soapwater and it'll be easy to clean the next day :^)

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

The oil should smoke
Hm, well, initially yes, but only barely visibly so. It can be a sign that you're burning the seasoning. More importantly, it should _stop_ smoking, while maintaining temperature.
and it's a smelly process
No. That's a sign that you're burning the seasoning.
but 4 hours will destroy the seasoning.
Fucking nonsense. 500°F is only 280°C. That's well within what the oils will take without charring. To strip a pan back to silver grey you can almost double that. Four hours is needlessly long, but it doesn't hurt and 30min can be decidedly too short depending on your oven. A best case electric, circulating oven might get by with 30min - but just barely.
.t has used +550°c josper oven to strip pan once

idontknow
idontknow

I have both. They have their uses. Get over yourself.

Playboyize
Playboyize

What? If your cast iron is still porous after seasoning it, you're doing something wrong. The whole point of the seasoning is to prevent the pores of the iron from catching the food, making mostly non-stick. The seasoning is also water and soap proof, it is not scrubbing proof. There's a reason why you use salt for cleaning the stuck on stuff.

Techpill
Techpill

No. That's a sign that you're burning the seasoning.
I use olive oil, not flax. Lower smoke point, but it comes out okay. YMMV.

DeathDog
DeathDog

And this is how I learned that Veeky Forums doesn't cook.

Lunatick
Lunatick

bacon
potatoes anna
steak
dutch baby
grilled cheese
bacon
corn bread

Playboyize
Playboyize

You should use either vegetable oil or canola. The higher smoke points also mean that the polymer will have a higher tolerence for heat, instead of just crumbling away or flaking.

Methnerd
Methnerd

Sorry, doll, I'm not a biscuit bumper.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

Three Griswolds and a Lodge.
Not sure what to do with the #14 though... Massive pan.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Because it's a bitch to clean. A seasoned cast iron pan is non stick enough that you get it all off in a few rounds of a brush rather than breaking out the scrubbers and elbow grease.
It's like teflon, except it doesn't warp, doesn't leave plastic in your food, can be heated above luke warm and doesn't turn into unsalvageable, carcinogenic non-non stick if you it accidentally gets a bit hotter once.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

Different tools for different jobs.

If I am cooking a delicate food that sticks easily and I don't want to make a pan sauce then I'll use a nonstick pan.

If I am making a dish where I want to generate a fond to deglaze and make a pan sauce then I'll grab the stainless steel pan.

If I am doing something requiring a good strong sear then I'll go for the iron pan.

Lunatick
Lunatick

where in your post does it say anything about cleaning.
you say just pour off the grease to reuse it

MPmaster
MPmaster

you say just pour off the grease to reuse it
As opposed to sloppy cleaning of the pan to impart bakkun flaywore on your next dish, like user originally suggested. Trail of posts, retard - follow it.

King_Martha
King_Martha

I'm not the guy you're replying to, but it's it fucking common sense that when you're done using cookware that you wash it?

takes2long
takes2long

no acidic foods really
spotted the guy that didn't season

farquit
farquit

he's too retarded to use stainless steel for everything, even eggs.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Step aside for the alpha.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

Stainless steel for everything.

takes2long
takes2long

Cast Iron
Wipe out pan
Scrub with salt
Spend 2 hours applying and heating oil after each use
Make house smell like shit
keep away from water or it may instantly rust

Non stick pan
Soak in soapy water for 30 seconds
Wipe with sponge
Done

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

Quality stainless steel pan
Does everything cast iron does except better
Does everything non stick does without carcinogens in my food
Rinse in hot water after cooking
Remove bits still stuck with spatula
Wipe with sponge
Done

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

Wipe out pan
Scrub with salt
Spend 2 hours applying and heating oil after each use
Make house smell like shit
keep away from water or it may instantly rust
Gee, Cleetus, if we're just going to plain make shit up why not:
teflon pan
chemical reaction
house burns down
fambly dead
locked in syndrome vegetable in nursing home for 60y

None of what you described is even remotely true. If it was, do you really think anyone would use cast iron pans?

Bidwell
Bidwell

They're used by a niche group of fedora wearing fountain pen using straight razor LARPers.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

while on the subject of making things up, here something else!
Wow, you're sure trying hard to distance yourself from that group. I think the lady doth protest a bit much.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

They have a large thermal mass - terrific for searing and the like as the temperature won't drop from contacting a cold steak.
They don't break easily.
After a good deal of use, they become nonstick due to polymerised lipids, with no need for gimmickly teflon.
Also contrary to belief, far easier to clean. Case in point, i was camping in a cave and cooking some pheasant in my le creuset pon a large open fire. When finished, I was asked by the missus how to clean it, and suggested that she throw it first in the fire, then the sea.
Cast iron dutch ovens are fun.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Every time I see "dutch" oven I think of that scene in The Sopranos where Anthony Junior learns about the "dutch oven", the act of farting under the blankets and cover your wife with them

I'm going to call dutch ovens Cocottes now, they are ruined forever

iluvmen
iluvmen

Who the fuck breaks skillets?
Only time I've heard of one breaking was a woman beating an intruder with one

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

Unf nice

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

I only use carbon steel.