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Self-cleaning oven question

mucho gordo Sep 13, 2012 07:13 PM

Can I put a cast iron skillet and stove-top grill through a self-clean cycle w/out harming them? I just want to be sure it's ok.

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    Jeri L Sep 13, 2012 08:33 PM

    I don't know about the grill, but the cast iron will be fine.


    1. Chemicalkinetics Sep 13, 2012 10:01 PM

      is the stove top grill also made with cast iron? Is so, you are fine. However, there are many stove top grill which have nonstick (Teflon) coating. Those are definitely not ok.

      Are you trying to remove the seasoning of the cast iron skillet? If so, this is a popular method. If not, may you tell us why you are doing this?

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      1. re: Chemicalkinetics
        mucho gordo Sep 14, 2012 08:51 AM

        I want to remove some burned-on food deposits and thought it would work but, if, as you say, it will remove the seasoning, then I certainly won't do it.
        Yes, the grill is cast iron. I wasn't very clear on that.

        1. re: mucho gordo
          Chemicalkinetics Sep 14, 2012 09:04 AM

          <I want to remove some burned-on food deposits >

          If the burned on food is very minor, then you can use salt and oil, but I assume it must be significant for you to consider the self cleaning oven. In which case, you can use a hard plastic scraper (like a pastry scraper) like this:


          An old credit card also work, but not as stiff.

          1. re: Chemicalkinetics
            mucho gordo Sep 14, 2012 10:04 AM

            It is minor. I'm afraid to use anything abrasive for fear of ruining it.

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