Cast iron - did I ruin a pot?
July 24, 2011 12:54 PM Subscribe
Cast iron pan question - did I ruin something at my host's house that I'm going to have to replace?
posted by makethemost to Food & Drink (35 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So, I'm in Germany, living with a host who only speaks German. My German is decent, and I can get around, but I'm worried that I misunderstood my host's directions when it comes to her cast iron cookware.
So I scrambled some eggs, scrubbed it with a brush after I was done, and then put some cooking oil in the pan, rubbed it, and in my best knowledge, she told me to put it over fire. Well, I did that, but it caused some smoke, obviously. She came in, and told me the pan was kaputt, that it was burnt. I'm not quite sure if what I did is really irreversible. Is it? Can it be salvaged? It looks fine, maybe just some burnt cooking oil is all.
I read some on the internet, but not much helps me in solving such a silly question, that I'm obviously a little bit touchy about. I'd replace the pan if it really is a goner, and I'm not quite sure how to approach/explain to her if it really isn't either.
Maybe you could help me on both counts.