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Why wouldn't a cast iron pot rust/corrode if I cook liquids in it?

It's actually pretty unlikely that a well-seasoned cast iron pot would rust just because you stored soup in it for 48 hours, unless the soup was highly acidic. However, there's two reasons why it's a ...
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Why are brand new out of the box cast iron skillets black?

Unseasoned cast iron is gray, until it rusts. But it’s common for manufacturers to factory-season cast iron, which makes it black. The black color comes from carbonised oil.
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Is wiping with mineral spirits a viable option to reset cast iron?

I would not suggest it. First mineral spirits are toxic, and unless you strip the pan down to the bare metal it would be hard to be sure you'd removed all residue. Second, the spirits wouldn't ...
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how to get fish smell out of cast iron skillet

You need to use soap. You will not get the fish smell out without it. The idea that you cannot use soap on cast iron is a myth. Washing your pan with soap will not only help with smells, it will ...
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The cast iron pan changed color after machine-dishwashing

If you have a layer of seasoning that hasn’t fully cured, it’s often an orange tinge. You typically only see this when doing the initial seasoning on new (or stripped) pans. Continued use of the pan, ...
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Why wouldn't a cast iron pot rust/corrode if I cook liquids in it?

It isn't so much the temperature, but the duration. Consider what you do with stubbornly dirty pots and pans - you soak them. When you leave them full of water, it works its way into the deposits, ...
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Is wiping with mineral spirits a viable option to reset cast iron?

Mineral spirits are bad news—you don't want to eat them, and you don't want to inhale them after you heat them up. Moreover, cast iron is porous, so you really have no way of completely removing ...
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how to get fish smell out of cast iron skillet

Besides washing with water and soap, I'd suggest heat. There's no way fish smell will still be present after putting the skillet in a hot oven (350F) for 45min or more. Other solutions: Let your cast ...
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Confused about advice from Coleman about seasoning their porcelain coated cast iron grill grates

As I understand it, porcelain coated cast iron doesn't need to be seasoned. What would be the point? I do see on the Coleman website where they recommend seasoning. I wonder if their advice is ...
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