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Is it safe to start using seasoned cast iron grill/griddle after 7 years?

It won't give you food poisoning, but re-seasoning (rather burning off clean and then immediately re-seasoning) is advisable if sticky (which means, IME, it was oiled and put away 8 years ago, not ...
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Is it safe to start using seasoned cast iron grill/griddle after 7 years?

You can remove the ancient oil with something alkaline. If you put it in a plastic bag with ammonia and tie it up for a few days, when you take it out the old grease will come right off with water. ...
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Is it safe to start using seasoned cast iron grill/griddle after 7 years?

It's safe, but it's not that clean (left over grease) I'd clean it with soap and hot water, dry it completely and re-apply a light coating of oil and put it in the oven or on the burner.
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Is it safe to cook pancakes on a copper surface?

Yes, copper is safe to cook on. The darker area around the edge of that plate is not an "original coating," it's just the area where the copper has tarnished over time. The reason the ...
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Flavored liquid butter

From your description it sounds to me like they're using clarified butter, or ghee. It's butter with the milk solids removed which gives it the consistency of oil. Not at all hard to do, just heat ...
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Converting a stovetop to a griddle

Well, you'll never get the entire griddle evenly heated. But this griddle is pretty thick (3/16") so the results will not be too bad if you allow the griddle to preheat for a long time (at least 30 ...
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Failed griddle seasoning

WWGD? (What would Grandma do). To avoid uneven seasoning, best to wash it all off as much as you can and start the seasoning process all over again.
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Is iron skillet seasoning a carcinogen

So, after a quick literature search: There is no published evidence of cast iron seasoning carrying any special carcinogenic elements, aside from those carried by any kind of high-heat cooking in any ...
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What is the point of mustard-frying burger patties?

I did various tries and ate a lot of smashed cheeseburgers lately. Here is what I found: The best option is, in the case of smashed burgers, to fry the first side without mustard, and the second side ...
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Flavored liquid butter

First, to answer Danielle's question and to expand on Raydot's answer. Clarified butter and Ghee can both be stored at room temperature, at which temperature they are usually liquid. But whilst ghee ...
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Flavored liquid butter

Butter flavored olive oil would be a good option for you. I've bought the brand I linked to, and it has a very convincing butter flavor.
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What is the point of mustard-frying burger patties?

As others have said, there is no good reason to do this other than personal preference. Yes you will get more of a mustard flavor by just putting mustard on as a condiment. Ground mustard seed in the ...
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What is the point of mustard-frying burger patties?

You are right how it's not a great idea to put mustard below the patty. If you saw this in a recipe or saw someone do this, the recipe is most likely by a person who personally likes the taste and/or ...
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Black stains on aluminium+teflon griddle

Its not ideal, but it's fine. It's burned on oil or grease. If you haven't used it for a while, it can impart a slightly musty flavour to your food. A suggestion for cleaning - heat the pan whilst ...
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Washing Griddle before first use

Whatever harm there was is done, so not much to do about it now, other than finally wash the thing before the next use. New products often have either traces of materials from the manufacturing ...
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Should I buy a used flat griddle?

If we are talking about the cook surface then my money tends to go towards a used one, as long as it has been properly cleaned over time and taken care of ( i.e. few scratches, dings or buildup). That ...
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