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Antiques warehouse bargain.

dmwboatboy

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Popped into a local antiques warehouse and found this nice big outdoor cooking dish. Not sure of its age but it looks homemade. For £5 I couldn't resist.
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dmwboatboy

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Always great when you find a bargain, looks very strong :thumbsup:
Yes I do love a bargain and definitely solid. Looking at its construction I think it's possible been made as a collage project or something. Lots of markings where the metal has been shaped and marked out. The handle also look like flattened coach bolts. Look forward to cleaning up and using it.
 

dmwboatboy

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It looks Indian or Indonesian, I can still see traces of tinning on the inside surface. Are you planning to completely strip it back to the steel and season it?
I was going to go over it all with a brass wire wheel on a drill or grinder before seasoning it. If there's a better method I'm happy to take advice
 

Ystranc

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The last time I had a rusty pan I used a wire brush on an angle grinder to take it back to bare iron. I then washed it and dried it carefully. Then I coated the whole thing in a thin coat of vegetable oil (you can use animal oil if you wish) and put it in the oven at 170c for 90 minutes while I cooked a chicken. Allow it to cool naturally in the oven. It should then have a black glossy finish. You can repeat the entire process as often as you wish to improve the finish. Never use soap or washing up liquid on it ever again, just water and a cloth or even better there is a small chainmail cloth that can be bought from specialist cookware shops. I tend to clean the crud out of my frying pan with a slice of bread😋
 

dmwboatboy

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The last time I had a rusty pan I used a wire brush on an angle grinder to take it back to bare iron. I then washed it and dried it carefully. Then I coated the whole thing in a thin coat of vegetable oil (you can use animal oil if you wish) and put it in the oven at 170c for 90 minutes while I cooked a chicken. Allow it to cool naturally in the oven. It should then have a black glossy finish. You can repeat the entire process as often as you wish to improve the finish. Never use soap or washing up liquid on it ever again, just water and a cloth or even better there is a small chainmail cloth that can be bought from specialist cookware shops. I tend to clean the crud out of my frying pan with a slice of bread😋
Excellent I'll crack on with that over the weekend. Might even knock up a hanging frame for it if I have time.
 

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Just got to give it a clean up and make a nice framework to hang it from over a fire.
You obviously can't get that in a normal oven so once its clean give a liberal coating of olive oil on the inside then heat it up to smoking hot preferably on 2 of your hotplate rings and then repeat the above at least 2 or 3 more times
 

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The last time I had a rusty pan I used a wire brush on an angle grinder to take it back to bare iron. I then washed it and dried it carefully. Then I coated the whole thing in a thin coat of vegetable oil (you can use animal oil if you wish) and put it in the oven at 170c for 90 minutes while I cooked a chicken. Allow it to cool naturally in the oven. It should then have a black glossy finish. You can repeat the entire process as often as you wish to improve the finish. Never use soap or washing up liquid on it ever again, just water and a cloth or even better there is a small chainmail cloth that can be bought from specialist cookware shops. I tend to clean the crud out of my frying pan with a slice of bread😋
He sure as hell wont get that into a normal oven Mike
 

Joecole

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Our Dutch oven recommended seasoning with veg oil and table salt before use and it's had a lot of use since then :thumbsup:
When I was in catering college we were each given 2 cast iron frying pans and about a pint of olive oil and spent several hours seasoning the pans. God help the student who was ever caught using soap and water on them after that. All we were allowed to do was wipe them out with paper towel after use
 

dmwboatboy

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I will give it a wire brush out tomorrow and then see if it will fit in the oven if not I'll heat up using the hob as suggested.
 
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