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Funky smell in dutch oven

yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
I'm not sure what "rancid" is supposed to smell like, but my dutch oven reeked of what smells like gross playdough. So I committed a cast iron felony and have it soaking in soapy water. Hopefully that'll take care of it.
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Dunedin, FL
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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,519
    If you have not used it for awhile, yes it will. You did right. Wash oil cook and when done oil it again before you put it away. 

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  • Don't all dutch ovens smell funky…?

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  • Right there with you. Swmbo always complains of the Dutch oven smell!

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  • My dutch ovens stink too.

    ...Sorry - I couldn't help myself.
    CC, TX
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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    Haha, yeah definitely. I can't believe I didn't even see that one coming.
    Dunedin, FL
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  • soap. scrub. rinse. high heat until dried from inside. season. 
    Beaufort, SC
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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    I soaped, scrubbed, threw in the egg to dry and put a seasoning layer of shortening on it. Will check it out when I go back home. I guess it's a sign I need to use it more often.
    Dunedin, FL
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  • Right there with you. Swmbo always complains of the Dutch oven smell!
    The ones you do tonight will :-&

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    I've got a sausage burrito slow cooking since breakfast that'll be nice tonight ;-)
    Dunedin, FL
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  • FWIW, the wife came up with the idea of putting a couple of chop sticks between the kettle and lid to allow air circulation during storage.  Seems to work for us.
    See der Rabbits, Iowa
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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    Great idea. I'll give that a shot.
    Dunedin, FL
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 5,461
    I always put a paper towel between the lid and the base to absorb any moisture.
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  • @yzzi, shortening can spoil, right? I season with oil. I'm asking more than recommending...

    Beans in the oven! Watch out world!
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  • @yzzi, shortening can spoil, right? I season with oil. I'm asking more than recommending... Beans in the oven! Watch out world!

    oil can go rancid as well.

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  • The only way to clean that out without playing with the seasoning is to clean it with lard and salt. Never never never use water and soap.
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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    Yeah I know I committed a crime, but it looks like it's good now. Scrubbed it down with some white vinegar and put a new layer of seasoning on. And I tried the chop stick spacer.
    Dunedin, FL
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