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New cast iron round griddle

jeponlinejeponline Posts: 262
Finally made my way in to the Academy Sports that opened near me and couldn’t resist the 14” round cast iron griddle they had for $13

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/outdoor-gourmet-14-in-preseasoned-round-griddle#repChildCatid=27890

Seasoned it yesterday and tried cooking some bacon this morning, which came out great. My one question for the cast iron experts is when you season what kind of cloth do you use to apply the oil? I used paper towels like I do on my other cast iron, but this piece seemed to really tear them up and leave behind little pieces of the paper towel 



Large BGE
Huntsville, AL

Comments

  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 3,564
    I use paper towels. I’ve had the same problem - I think as the seasoning builds it will be less of an issue. Nice score. I use my griddle often. 
    Coleman, Texas
    Large BGE & Mini Max for the wok. A few old camp Dutch ovens and a wood fired oven.
    "Bourbon slushies. Sure you can cook on the BGE without them, but why would you?"
                                                                                                                          YukonRon
  • WebassWebass Posts: 135

    Looks like it was pre-seasoned and didn't require any seasoning.

    Lenoir City, TN -  Bama fan in Tenn Vol's backyard. 

    LBGE, Weber Spirit 

  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,492

    A few minutes with a palm sander does wonders for new cast iron.  Enjoy yoyr new griddle - that's a versatile piece.
    Phoenix 
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,656
    I know where I’m going today!
  • jeponlinejeponline Posts: 262
    Webass said:

    Looks like it was pre-seasoned and didn't require any seasoning.

    I still always give my new cast iron an initial seasoning and typically again after each use
    Large BGE
    Huntsville, AL
  • vb4677vb4677 Posts: 432
    I use scraps of an old T-shirt to apply the oil for seasoning my CI.
    Kansas City: Too Much City for One State - Missouri side
    Large BGE, Instant Pot, Anova Sous Vide, and a couple of gas smokers...
    Barbeque, Homebrew and Blues...
  • kaybeekaybee Posts: 84
    Does anybody know why the description states the following if it is just cast iron?

    • Proposition 65 warning for California residents: WARNING - This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
  • mEGG_My_DaymEGG_My_Day Posts: 505
    edited January 4
    I use old cotton t-shirts for initial seasoning.  Paper towels after I have it well seasoned.
    Memphis, TN 
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,994
    kaybee said:
    Does anybody know why the description states the following if it is just cast iron?

    • Proposition 65 warning for California residents: WARNING - This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
    Pretty sure everything sold there is known by the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • kaybeekaybee Posts: 84
    kaybee said:
    Does anybody know why the description states the following if it is just cast iron?

    • Proposition 65 warning for California residents: WARNING - This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
    Pretty sure everything sold there is known by the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects.
    Yah, I was wondering if there might be something specific rather than being an over protective nanny state thing.
  • jeponlinejeponline Posts: 262
    kaybee said:
    kaybee said:
    Does anybody know why the description states the following if it is just cast iron?

    • Proposition 65 warning for California residents: WARNING - This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
    Pretty sure everything sold there is known by the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects.
    Yah, I was wondering if there might be something specific rather than being an over protective nanny state thing.
    It got discussed in this thread as well. And I decided it was worth the risk
    http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/comment/2152170#Comment_2152170

    Large BGE
    Huntsville, AL
  • 55Kevy55Kevy Posts: 117
    Prop 65 was an initiative on the ballot in 1992 (IIRC) that required all businesses to post the warning if there was a chance that the list of chemicals 'known to the State of California' were in their products or on their premises. Because that list keeps growing, essentially ALL goods and or locations meet the requirement for the warning. In the case of cast iron, likely is triggered by the manufacturing process potentially leaving trace amounts of 'carcinogens' behind. Ballot initiatives in CA typically result in bad outcomes.

    Kevin

    Beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, CA
    XL BGE, Woo2, AR


  • kaybeekaybee Posts: 84
    Interesting, sorry for kind of high jacking the post.

    I have never seen such a warning on cast iron up here in the frozen North so just wondered if it was something I should be more informed on. 

    Now I am. 
    Thanks everyone.
  • td66snrftd66snrf Posts: 1,367
    kaybee said:
    Does anybody know why the description states the following if it is just cast iron?

    • Proposition 65 warning for California residents: WARNING - This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
    Don't eat the skillet and you'll be fine. 
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE, SMALL, MINI, 2 Kubs, Fire Magic Gasser
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