I use cast iron for most of my cooking. There are a few times when I use other cooking vessels but for the most part . . it’s cast iron. I have one big pot . . not even sure when or where I got it, but it had gotten cruddy. I could no long scrub the outside and feel like it was clean. My preferred method of cleaning them is to spray them with oven cleaner, stick them in a plastic bag and let them sit for a few days.
Thursday I sprayed my pot with Easy Off and put it in a plastic bag. I had all intentions of sticking the pot in the plastic bag, then spraying it in there and never touching the pot so I didn’t put on my rubber gloves. As with most of my great ideas, this one didn’t go according to the plan. I ended up having to move the pot, after it was coated in oven spray. I came in and washed my hands and put lotion on them but they still ended up peeling and scaly.
Today is the day I need to scrub it down with a brush, and re-season it. Hopefully my rubber gloves will protect my hands and I’ll end up with a nice, clean, slick cast iron pot when all is said and done.