How screwed is my cast iron?
October 21, 2013 5:09 PM Subscribe
I've got mold in my skillet. Not a euphemism.
posted by kafziel to food & drink (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've been sick for the past couple weeks, or else I probably would have noticed this, but apparently, my roommate took and used my cast iron skillet a couple weeks ago to cook a steak, and never bothered cleaning out the residual steak grease. So, I go to use it today, and I find that 1) it's been sitting there with fat going rancid for something like two weeks, and 2) there's mold growing on it. Great.
How much do I have to do to get this thing okay to cook with again? Simple scalding water scrub and heating on the stove to kill everything? Full teardown and reseasoning?
Or will I need to pitch it and get a new one?