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prariehawk
True Blue Farmgirl

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Cindy

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Posted - Jan 20 2018 :  11:14:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a very rusted Dutch oven that is at least fifty years old. Read an article in MJF on how to restore it, so I got a wire brush that attaches to a drill and I am going to restore it and sell it. Love Mary Janes's articles--they are so helpful.

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Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

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Nancy
Riverside County CA
USA
708 Posts

Posted - Jan 20 2018 :  7:37:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Hi Cindy
This was my project at restoring cast iron. It was a little time consuming but the results was worth it.


TW

The best way to avoid housework is to live outside! Sandra Blacksmith

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OneRedZinnia
True Blue Farmgirl

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Debbie
Goodrich Texas
USA
495 Posts

Posted - Jan 20 2018 :  10:21:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love all my cast iron! I use mine all the time!

Nancy, I like the divided skillet you have! I haven't seen one like that before!

~ Deb ~
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Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

708 Posts

Nancy
Riverside County CA
USA
708 Posts

Posted - Jan 21 2018 :  07:28:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Debbie, I think it is called a scone pan or skillet. I use it for cornbread. Maybe it is also called a cornbread skillet.

TW

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prariehawk
True Blue Farmgirl

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Cindy

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Posted - Jan 21 2018 :  11:17:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nancy--you did a great job! Hope mine turns out that good!
Cindy

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Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

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Nancy
Riverside County CA
USA
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Posted - Jan 21 2018 :  2:47:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Cindy,
I am a bit ashamed I let my pan get so bad but it looks great now.

TW

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levisgrammy
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Denise Thompson
NJ
USA
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Posted - Jan 23 2018 :  08:37:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, that seems like a lot of work. I bought a pan at a yard sale that was a mess. I used one of those silver scrubbies and it cleaned the rust off well then I just seasoned it and now it is everyone's favorite pan to use. lol.

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prariehawk
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Cindy

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Posted - Jan 24 2018 :  10:06:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I found out the Dutch oven is from the 1920's and belonged to my dad's parents. It is worth much more than I thought. Maybe I will keep it once I get it restored--will be great for glamping.
Cindy

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Lavender Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Brenda
Jackson MI
USA
1933 Posts

Posted - Jan 31 2018 :  6:41:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have always loved cast iron. Its about all I use except for a small set of stainless steel pots. Saw scone pans in a couple of stores for $30. Didn't want to spend the money and then my aunt gave me hers not knowing I wanted one. That was a nice surprise. It needs a lot of cleaning up. Wire brush here I come.

You did a fantastic job restoring yours!

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Brenda
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MaryJane
Queen Bee

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MaryJane
Moscow Idaho
USA
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Posted - Feb 01 2018 :  05:43:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Awesome job, Nancy. They turned out great. (I spied that jar of coconut oil:)

MaryJane, Farmgirl #1 Plowin' Thru ~ giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting ~
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Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

708 Posts

Nancy
Riverside County CA
USA
708 Posts

Posted - Feb 03 2018 :  9:05:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah I have this really good book I bought not that long ago. It had a fantastic recipe for restoring cast iron. :)

P.s. Hubby still wipes oil in his skillet and heats it in the oven.

My skillets shine like glass with just a little more effort.

TW

The best way to avoid housework is to live outside! Sandra Blacksmith

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