Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Cast Iron dutch oven....... suggestions?
I have been gifted an old Griswald cast iron dutch oven, complete with it's lid. Not the kind with legs and a lipped lid for using on a wood fire.... the other kind that's smooth iron with a steel bail for home oven use.
The problem is.... (shudder) the last owner used it to make soap.
How do I recover this old beast to the point I can cook with it? I have boiled water in it for a day, and haven't even reached the point where it will rust. My next plan was to cook the iron over a hot wood fire, letting flames and massive heat work their magic.