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#1 of 6 Old 09-14-2005, 06:57 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I need to clean out some of my cast iron pans that have rust. I need to find some fine steel wool so i can rub the salt in & get the rust out.
Where do you find fine steel wool w/out soap? I've seen brillo & sos pads but they all have soap!!
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I've seen some at the big home improvement stores (like Lowe's and Home Depot). They can be found with paint supplies
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any local hardware store also. Support the local family biz! if you still have one
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Got mine at OSH. But yah, any hardware store will have it most likely.


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You can also still by the product called "Chore Girl" or "Copper girl" or something like that. It is like a steel wool pad, but made of copper. Available in most stores and grocery stores.
As for the rust in your pans.......not sure if is just in the bottom or a serious detierioation. It is normal to get a bit of "rust" if you clean and let your cast iron sit with water in them. Always wipe with a bit of oil after cooking and before storing.
Try this.........put 2 tablespoons of oil in the pan.......rub it all over the inside......heat the pan and then pour off the excess and wipe clean with a cloth. There should be remaining a fine oily residue on the pan. It should be fine to use after that.

Mostly though.........limit the cleaning with water. Cast iron need "seasoning" and water makes it exposed to air and rust.
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And if all else fails, scrub something else with the soapy steel wool pads, trust me, the soap will go away...
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