Friday, November 15, 2013

This old pot

After a lot of effort, this cast iron pot is ready for use:

The apple cider soaking, Brillo scrubbing didn't work well, and I definitely did not want to spray oven cleaner on an item that would eventually contain good, despite that being a suggested restoration method.

Instead, I used (for the first time) my self-cleaning oven to remove the years of rust. It was just an old yard sale find, but it is a nice size and worthy of being restored and loved again.

Three rounds of lard baking later, a thorough cleaning with only water, the pot is drying and ready for business.

And will be properly stored between uses.

In other exciting news, Mayberry is above freezing and getting a bit of rain. I am cleaning wood floors. My two assistants are napping. Naturally.

MM is repairing a solar panel. The fun just keeps on keeping on around here.

We both need goals as inspiration to get (crappy) chores done. Friends are coming for dinner Sunday night. Yes...deadline! Check.

And now back to my grocery list. Break is over.

Happy Friday, y'all!

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Sandee said...

Hubby love cast iron. He has quite a few pieces and I don't touch them. Not allowed and that's just fine with me. When I was a kid that's all we had.

Have a fabulous day honey. We are going to head out on the boat around noon to a yacht club for the weekend. Should be fun. Big hugs. Scritches to the babies. :)

Barb and the Gs said...

My grandfather had a cast iron skillet which he adored. I never got the warm fuzzies for one. Too heavy. Too much special care. Give me my good old farberware anyday. hahaha!

Have a fab Friday! big hugs xoxo

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

i have sarge's cast iron cornbread skillet. i haven't used it but maybe someday...

smiles, bee

Joy said...

I'm impressed! Didn't know self-cleaning ovens would do this!

Jean(ie) said...

you did an awesome job on that pot. Wow!