Chipping in the center of a cast iron pan?

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joanjet
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Chipping in the center of a cast iron pan?

Post by joanjet » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:40 am

Hey everyone, was wondering if any of you had seen something like this before. Was making some steaks and after cleaning off my cast iron pan I noticed the following:

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Not sure what I did. Can cast iron really chip like this?

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Re: Chipping in the center of a cast iron pan?

Post by rayl1234 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:57 am

The actual iron or just the layer of seasoning flaking off? I’ve had seasoning flake off, for which I usually strip and reseason....

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Re: Chipping in the center of a cast iron pan?

Post by joanjet » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:01 pm

rayl1234 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:57 am
The actual iron or just the layer of seasoning flaking off? I’ve had seasoning flake off, for which I usually strip and reseason....
Oh well I guess that would make more sense than the cast iron itself chipping.. Really didn't think the seasoning on this pan was this thick, assumed it was part of the pan.

So my best option would be to completely scrub this layer out with hot water and soap and reseason from the beginning?

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Re: Chipping in the center of a cast iron pan?

Post by rayl1234 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:13 pm

I do it the lazy way with the self cleaning cycle in the oven...

In any case, you will know what’s actually chipped once the pan is returned to gray iron!

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Re: Chipping in the center of a cast iron pan?

Post by gastro gnome » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:46 pm

If some seasoning comes off (especially if it seems localized), I usually just apply a couple rounds of seasoning on the stovetop. I'm not sure why it would be necessary to strip everything off, but maybe I've never had t this much flake off? Dunno.

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Re: Chipping in the center of a cast iron pan?

Post by Jeff B » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:42 pm

I'd just keep on using it for now and see how it goes before going through all the hassle of stripping and reseasoning it.
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Re: Chipping in the center of a cast iron pan?

Post by Kalaeb » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:07 pm

Jeff B wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:42 pm
I'd just keep on using it for now and see how it goes before going through all the hassle of stripping and reseasoning it.
Definitely, just keep using. It may not affect performance at all. Stripping is a pain and the rest the seasoning looks great

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