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Default Removing non-stick coating to salvage a pan?

On Tue, 4 Mar 2008 18:00:11 -0500, Peter A > wrote:

>Soap does not - repeat, DOES NOT - remove seasoning from cast iron when
>used properly.... The seasoning is polymerized oil, not subject to
>dissolving in mild detergent used for short periods.


>Also, using butter to season cast iron is a bad idea. Butter contains
>not only oil (butterfat) but milk solids (protein), which you certainly
>do not want on the surface of your pan.

I use a lot of _clarified_ butter in my cast iron, often cut with oil, with no

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