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Cast iron not getting clean in dishwasher-what setting to use?

kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 2,296
Happy Friday!   
LBGE - 36Blackstone
Grand Rapids MI
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,771
    Nice thread choice.  I will be watching the more detailed responses.  Personally I use the hi-heat, high brush super agitating CI specific cycle.  F's it up every time. =)
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,209
    Need to season with high temp krylon
    Austin, TX
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 1,784
    I find that a nice salt water soak really cleans my cast iron well. The key is to let it air dry. 
    Two large BGE, KJ Jr, 36" Blackstone, FlameBoss 300
    Follow me on Instagram @ hoosier_egger
    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!
  • bucky925bucky925 Posts: 964
    I do mine when I clean the guns.  

    Live fast. die young, and leave a well marbled corps. 
  • Smoker317Smoker317 Posts: 198
    edited February 10
    O.K., since everyone else are being smart donkeys...  I will give you the truth,  which is that one needs to simply use an aerosol based oven cleaner and let the pan/skillet soak for a couple days.  What if one wants to cook while the skillet is soaking? 

    Oh you simpletons...  Just buy more cast iron pans and alternate; some skillets soaking while one pan has been rinsed with chlorine bleach and seasoned with (IMPORTANT NOTE) synthetic motor oil.  Dino oil has a lower smoke point and will not create the carcinogenic flavors needed for upscale frying of road kill, etc.  Crank up the wife's oven to "CLEAN CYCLE" and stick the drenched in synthetic motor oil pan upside down for 12 hours.  Carefully remove the extremely hot and well seasoned skillet and immediately dunk in a five gallon bucket of ice water, this helps lock in the seasoning. 

    I recommend one not using a dishwasher because dishwashers are not environmentally friendly, why?  Because they use lots of electricity and waste water.  For goodness sake, think of our children's futures and spray your pans to cleanliness vs dish washing.


    Egghead since November 2014, XL-BGE & ET-732 living near Indy.
    36" Blackstone.
  • You can also use parts washer solvent, then just toss into your burning fireplace to season . I do recommend gloves and or tongs for those of you who are pu$@ys and want keep the hair on your knuckles and eyebrows.
    LBGE, and just enough knowledge and gadgets to be dangerous .
    Buford,Ga.
  • GrillinoisGrillinois Posts: 113
    Skip the high heat. Use brake cleaner spray. Takes anything off. 
    Joliet, IL
    Large, Mini, Stoker, Smobot
  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 1,724
    Great thread and one I’m totally an expert in. I soak mine for 2 days before scrubbing with a wire brush. Rinse lightly and air dry. 
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

    LBGE, XLBGE, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle

    I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize

  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,278
    edited February 10
    All my iron gets a minimum of 47 coats of Zaino.  Stuff is jet black mirror magical. 
    Brandon
    Quad Cities
    "If yer gonna denigrate, familiarity with the subject is helpful."

  • For a true cast iron cleaning, I have heard that soaking it in urine (species not important) will do wonders. If your pan is small enough it can go directly in the toilet bowl for a few days. 

    John - SLC, UT

    2 XLs, Medium, MM, and Mini

  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 1,724
    Thanks I’ll give that a whirl. 
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

    LBGE, XLBGE, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle

    I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize

  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,466
    Just spray it with a can of black Rust-Oleum  when it gets nasty.
    My Facebook Page where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
  • WebassWebass Posts: 135
    I clean my CI as soon as possible after every use.  I've never used any soap or chems, just hard running hot water and a stiff bristle brush.  Air dry and I'm good to go for the next time.  I do occasionally wipe it out after cleaning with canola oil.

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

    LBGE, Weber Spirit 

  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,209
    caliking said:
    Disposable CI is the way to go. Don't have to hassle with cleaning, seasoning, and all that [email protected]
    I just about spit coffee reading this.
    Austin, TX
  • jeffwitjeffwit Posts: 1,140
    DMW said:
    Just spray it with a can of black Rust-Oleum  when it gets nasty.
    Gotta be the high heat stuff. Otherwise, this is great advice and exactly what I do. And if you’re out of black, other colors work just as well. 
    Jefferson, GA
    XL BGE, MM, Things to flip meat over and stuff
    Wife, 3 kids, 4 dogs, five cats. One overworked vacuum cleaner.
  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 3,830

    jeffwit said:
    DMW said:
    Just spray it with a can of black Rust-Oleum  when it gets nasty.
    Gotta be the high heat stuff. Otherwise, this is great advice and exactly what I do. And if you’re out of black, other colors work just as well. 
    I like the Green the best.
    Biloxi, MS
    Guild's Grocery BBQ Team
    The Grocery Cart
    XL / Small Green Eggs
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 2,975
    Click Bait Winner
    Visalia, Ca
  • td66snrftd66snrf Posts: 1,367
    Sandblasting works well. Make sure to use walnut shell media though, you wouldn't want to mess with the patina.
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE, SMALL, MINI, 2 Kubs, Fire Magic Gasser
  • MaskedMarvelMaskedMarvel Posts: 2,024
    edited February 10
    Psssh - you guys’ve got this all wrong..

    just use a disposable aluminum pie pan inside the CI. 

    Couldn’t be easier. 
    Large BGE and Medium BGE
    36" Blackstone - Greensboro!


  • westernbbqwesternbbq Posts: 2,142
    Copper scrub pad....heat up ci with water in it, boil the h20, use tongs to scrub it.  Rince with hot h20. Dry with towel and coat with veggie oil when its dry
  • You laugh, but a roommate's girlfriend put my grandma's old Wagner in the dishwasher when we were in college.  

    Oddly enough, my roommate married the idiot!
    Indianapolis, IN
  • I use the pots & pans setting like when I clean the platesetter and pizza stones.
    Flint, Michigan
  • jones2289 said:
    You laugh, but a roommate's girlfriend put my grandma's old Wagner in the dishwasher when we were in college.  

    Oddly enough, my roommate married the idiot!
    Probably didn’t marry her for her CI knowledge.
  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 2,296
    I would not have posted if I would have seen the more obvious Friday free for all thread by @Hans61
    LBGE - 36Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,409
    kl8ton said:
    I would not have posted if I would have seen the more obvious Friday free for all thread by @Hans61
    Mine was a bust, Saturday picked up a little. Some funny clips and some scenic gifs there now  :-)
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    Coach Finstock Teen Wolf
  • GoldenQGoldenQ Posts: 229
    Try the Ringer cast iron cleaner
    I XL  and 1 Weber Kettle  And 1 Weber Q220       Outside Alvin, TX-- South of Houston
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 10,025
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    Talk-in' 'bout, hey now! Hey now! I-ko, I-ko, un-day
    Jock-a-mo fee-no ai na-né, jock-a-mo fee na-né

  • billt01billt01 Posts: 715
    that title just kills my soul a little bit...
     "Don't listen to her, Bob.Remember: those who can, do; those who can't, teach."
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    Have:
    LBGE / Stumps Baby XL / Couple of Stokers (Gen 1 and Gen 3), Blackstone 36

    Had:
    Lang 60D, Cookshack SM150, Stumps Stretch, Stumps Baby

    Fat Willies BBQ
    Ola, Ga

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