Today, I discovered a gem of advice for 30 minute chefs (Deer, 2015, January 13) like myself that I think everyone who owns a black cast iron pot, old rusty stainless steel or even aluminum frying pan can use.
I’m of courses referring to the art of Reseasoning (Bradford, 2016, February 11), the art of remaking cooking utensils like new once more. This becomes necessary over the years as your favorite black cast iron pot, old rusty stainless steel or even aluminium frying pan loses its ability to cook thing without them sticking.
Most people have pots and pans that cause foot to stick and burn and never realize that you can actually do something about it. This discovery is especially important to me as MICO University student cooking health quick meals on a budget under 30 minutes, as I have a lot of studying to do.
My one frying pot helps me to cook one-pot meals like Kidney Egg Carrot Cheese Sandwich (Deer, 2015, April 4), Baked Cheese Irish Potato Crisps (Deer, 2014, August 7), Vegetable Ring Fried Eggs, Bacon in a Pancake Blanket (Deer, 2014, August 26), Garlic Cheese Bread Sticks and Corned Beef Egg and Cheese Burger (Deer, 2014, September 10).
How to Reseason your old Frying Pot – Non-Stick Oil Patina for easier cooking
So here’s the secret to Reseasoning making these old cooking utensils new again.
The procedure for Reseasoning is as follows:
- Clean the pot using Hot water and salt
- Use a steel wool to remove any rust until clean and almost shiny
- Wash the pan out with warm water and mild dish soap
- Dry the pan with a clean towel or paper towels
- Put some vegetable oil onto a paper towel
- Rub the oil all over the pan until the entire surface is covered with a thin layer of oil
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
- Place your pan, upside down, onto a baking sheet to catch the oil drips
- Put them into the oven on the top rack for an hour
- Let the pan cool before storing it.
- Store your reseasoned pan in a dry area.
How to store you reseasoned Frying Pot – Care to prevent it from rusting
A bit more information on storage of your reseasoned frying pot is in order.
To make your Reseasoning last, always rinse the pan while it is still hot. Only wash it with mild liquid dish soap every now and then as harsh dish washing soaps can strip away the non-stick oil patina.
If food gets stuck, scrub ONLY with salt and warm water using a plastic scrub brush or a plastic. Then rub down the pot with a thin layer of vegetable oil and store upside down covered with a paper towel.
Even better, store the now reseasoned frying pot in a cloth bag or a very large plastic Tupperware (if you have them) with some silica gel packs (Deer, 2015, September 21) inside of a plastic bag with holes punched. This prevents dust from sticking to the oil and rust forming on the pot by keeping moisture away, keeping the pot in a state of readiness for non-stick cooking.
This non-stick patina is similar to what happens when you use a laser to adjust the surface of a metal (Deer, 2015, January 25) at an atomic level. Also, by storing it coated with oil in a dry place coated with oil with silica gel packs, you’re really reducing the moisture level so that the stainless steel, similar to what in a Disposable razor blade (Deer, 2015, August 5), will not ruse and lose it non-stick properties.
If you like how your favorite black cast iron pot, old rusty stainless steel or even aluminium frying pan is now as good as new, then share this post with your friends as sharing is caring.
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