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I've been using my wifes anodized cooking pans to do my HPT. This is not something that makes her happy. :dunno: Anyway, I've been looking to pick up a small cast iron pan from a yard sale or flea market to keep from upsetting the gods every time I do a hpt.

Today, the wife comes home and hands me a bag with a nice new 10" cast iron skillet in it and mumbled something about how I better stay away from here pans now. Cool, no time like the present to "test" the pan since I have a batch of oil sitting in the still. I grab a small sample of oil, did a hpt, and am pleased to see no bubbles. I let the pan sit on the back burner to cool and after a few hours dump the contents and go to wash it. As I'm washing it I turned it over and looking at the bottom I see this fancy inscribed writing embedded in the pan. "Emeril" :doh: My wife bought me a designer pan to do hpt's with. :hehe:

I better not ask her to pick me up some cloths for when I'm collecting oil or I might be wearing Burberry. :rofl:
 

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Yah don't say a word!!!! Like gee honey you coulda got this at the local sports store for $10 bucks.....:doh: :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

Just enjoy! And that is awesome that she was thinking of you even though it benefits her as well!:nod::thumb:









p.s. I would have killed you if you had used my pans!
 

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just wondering whats hpt?
 

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LOL, I'm not so sure the poisen just hasn't had time to work. :eek:hnoes:


Bronc - HPT = Hot Pan Test
Naaaa she wouldn't have bothered buying you a new pan if she was poisoning you! Especially if you have life insurance.:hehe::hehe::hehe: Sorry, j/k:rofl:
 

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still not sure what its for...:doh::dunno:
 

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OK.. I'll probably catch a hard time for knowing this... but I don't care.

If you truly have a cast iron skillet, (and I know that Lodge unit qualifies) you should "season" it before you use it.

I know you aren't cooking with it... but seasoning will make it last longer. I don't remember the temps.. but you need to rub it down with something like crisco, then bake it in the oven... seems like at 350*.

Once you've seasoned it.. don't wash it... ever! Wipe it out with paper towels, but don't ever, ever submerse it in water, or run it through the dishwasher. Also.. don't use detergents. The residual oil and grease protect the cast iron, and keep it from rusting.
 

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OK.. I'll probably catch a hard time for knowing this... but I don't care.
yep..mine was pre-seasoned. from the lodge FAQ page:

"Use and Care for your Lodge Logic Seasoned, Ready to Use Cast Iron Cookware

There is no need to season your Lodge Logic cast iron cookware. Your new Lodge Logic cast iron cookware can last more than a lifetime with the proper care. "

But the fact that mine will be covered in oil it's whole life means it will be well preserved
 

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I use my great-grandmothers and my grandmothers. One is like 4' deep by 10' around and the other is a regular 2 1/2' deep by 12". Makes the best cornbread you have ever eaten and some mean fried chicken too.
 

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Hey ABOBB,
Do you have one of those fancy little silicone handle thingys so you don't burn your little hand? You asked for it. :hehe::hehe:
No.. I don't.

I do believe quite strongly in cast iron cookware thought. No better way to fry eggs. Or to make corn bread!!
 

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HPT cast iron skillet for $1 at a local thrift store. :thumb:
 

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HPT cast iron skillet for $1 at a local thrift store. :thumb:
:( I'm afraid to ask her how much she paid for the one she bought me and I'm going to leave it at that. If I've learned nothing else in my many years of marriage its that household harmony is a very fragile enviroment and somethings are just not worth questioning. :thumb:

BTW, I have no problem washing this pan since its only use is HPT. I have no desire to have residual oil from a different test batch in the pan. With as much oil that the pan see's I doubt there will be a rusting problem. :)
 
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