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Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by bizzy, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. bizzy

    bizzy

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    Hello,

    I recently bought a De Buyer carbon steel pan from Costco.

    On my fifth coat of flax seed oil seasoning, I got careless and added too much oil. The result is half of the pan (my BBQ grill was also slanted) has a glossy "pool" of oil. The surface is still smooth, but feels "stickier" than the non glossy part.

    A few questions:
    1) Do I need to re-season my pan?
    2) what is that glossy part (partially carbonized oil?)
    3) any negative health effects if I cook on it?
     
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  2. brianshaw

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    Start cooking. The coating will sort itself out over time.
     
  3. bizzy

    bizzy

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    Please see the image of my pan:


    http://www.imageshack.us/i/pa9qLkKPj
     
  4. grande

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    Carbom steel is not cast iron; the seasoning is not a permanant coating. Start cooking and it will sort itself out.
     
  5. phatch

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    The oil plasticizes if it pools. You can burn it off if it bothers you in a hot oven or inverted over a gas burner, (a gas grill will do fine if you have an electric stove). And as noted, carbon steel doesn't hold patina like cast iron does so this will sort itself out with some good hard use.