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Cast Iron and electric stoves?

Cassie30 Jan 23, 2007 09:55 PM

Hello everyone!

Question - will cast iron still turn black even if it's being used on an electric stove? If so, will it take longer than cooking over a fire?


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    Seattle Rose Jan 24, 2007 12:43 PM

    I've cooked on electric for the past 40 or so years. My cast iron pan is black as can be. It didn't take 40 years to get that way . . . . .

    1. HaagenDazs Jan 24, 2007 06:03 AM

      Cast iron will turn black, no matter where you're cooking. It will likely take a little longer to turn simply because the heat is concentrated to the bottom of the pan. On a gas range, you're going to get some extra heat slipping up the sides. If you're concerned with seasoning, why not put it in the oven? It'll turn pretty black in there.

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