Following Suit (with a silent ‘t’)

Following Tango Mango makes me hungry.

And thirsty

and inspired a little thrifting,

but all I came back with was this shabby looking cast iron pan.  


After a little Googling, I followed these steps.  

[But did NOT dare use the self-cleaning cycle.]


I baked the pan skillet in a 400ºF oven — 1 hour.


I left it in the oven while it cooled down to 200ºF and dried out nicely


and then plunged the skillet into a bath of equal parts white grape vinegar.  I left it for 2 hours, then rinsed it well and put it back in the oven to dry for 15 mins.

Then a quick sanding with fine paper scraped off all the rust.  I wiped it clean with a soft cloth before applying a light coat of shortening.


Back in the oven for an hour at 400ºF.


… and voila !


Now I can make breakfast like Tango Mango

and frypan pizza like the Aussies.


  1. veronicapaykar reblogged this from capetowntocanada
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    I just got some cast iron pans myself, reblogging to know what to do when they are delivered.
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