Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: dutch oven & other cast iron pots - summary
Re: dutch oven & other cast iron pots - summary
Tue, 27 Oct 1998 08:29:01 -0500
I received about 30 replies regarding how to make a rusty cast iron pot
useful again. So many helpful people. All of the instructions were to get
it down to the bare metal and reseason the pot if the rust was more than
just superficial. If the rust was pitted, a decision had to be made if we
wanted to put up with those spots possibly creating a cleaning problem.
Ah! but getting down to the bare metal, that's the rub (sorry!) - the
solutions ranged from using cooking oil and newspaper or rags and rubbing,
to steel wool, sandpaper, wire brush on a drill, soaking in cola
soda(carbonic acid??) for several hours, sandblasting, glass bead blasting,
or electrically stopping the rust process, i.e. get rid of the rust.
Two sites were mentioned - one for the electric process -
and another for the International Dutch Oven Society (home page
www.idos.com) mmmm! more recpies.
Thanks for the group's helpfulness,
Jim Feuerbach, troop 67, Ravena NY