DO NOT TRY TO DO THIS INSIDE YOUR HOUSE. I DID THIS OUTSIDE ON A CAMP CHEF 2 BURNER PROPANE STOVE.
I have a Camp Chef gas stove. So I turned on the burners and put the skillets on them to heat. I turned the heat up on high and let them just start burning off all the build up. At times it caught fire, but I let it go. After it burned awhile, I took a big wire brush and a wide screw driver and chipped away at the gunk a little at a time and kept putting them back on the burner. It took about 2 hours of steady burning to get them all burned clean.
Here's what they looked like before I started.
After I got all the gunk burned off with the gas stove, my hubby took a wire brush and his drill and cleaned off any little bits left behind.
Here's what they looked like when he got finished with them.
Now I was ready to season them again. Here are the steps I took to do so. They are still in my oven, will post after pictures tomorrow.
- Turn on the oven to 350 degrees.
- Wash them under running water with steel wool. Only use steel wool at this time, never to clean your already seasoned skillets. Dry well with paper towels.
- Next take Bacon grease and rub them down real good using a paper towel. Rub it inside and out and even on the handle.
- Bake for 2 hours.
- Let cool completely and repeat steps 1 through 4
- Repeat this same process a third time.
Clean your skillets under running water, no soap and no steel wool. If seasoned properly you will get a nice non stick surface and they will take very little cleaning time.