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Is wiping with mineral spirits a viable option to reset cast iron?

OP here. This is not a direct answer to the question asked. It's a sequel for what to do next. Boiling a little water in the pan will somewhat soften the not-enough-polymerized oil. It would then be ...
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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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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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Are there any drawbacks to covering a carbon steel pan while seasoning to reduce smoke?

I don’t think there would be any negative effects in covering the pan to keep the smoke in the pan. Would you then take the pan outside and let the smoke out? Can you season the pan outside with a ...
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