scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: Dutch Oven
Ronald W. Fox (ronfox@MINDSPRING.COM
Fri May 19 2000 - 23:07:41 CDT
At 10:04 PM 5/18/00 EDT, John H. Smith wrote:
>I am now in possession of a Dutch Oven but it has some rust on the inside and
>out. How do I get the rust gone?
Prepare for the deluge. Here's my take:
1) Scrub the rust spots on the inside with a very tough plastic (e.g.,
Scotchbrite) scrubber, or sand. Don't use steel wool, as it will leave
bits of steel wool behind that might get into food, or else just start up
2) Rinse. Dry. Rub anywhere you've scrubbed with Crisco (my favorite) or
oil. Don't use corn oil, it tends to gum a lot.
3) Take the oven outside. Light up some charcoal. Pretend there's a cake
inside and bake the oven for about an hour.\
4) Cool down the oven until you can handle it again. Repeat steps 2 and 3.
5) You're done. The spots outside? Scrub them down a bit, oil it up a bit
(enough to keep moisture out), and forget about them. Unless the rust is
quite heavy, the next time you use the oven the charcoal will reduce them.
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