uh oh! I washed my BIL's cast iron pan (fully seasoned) too vigorously! Now there are some shiny spots -- what to do?

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Diana B. March 29, 2013
And watch the video here before you set about cleaning it again: http://food52.com/blog/3589-how-to-clean-cast-iron
 
WileyP March 29, 2013
Well, if it was my pan that you did it to, you'd better pack an overnight bag and catch the first train smokin'! But if you're going to stay and 'fess up to it, well, just re-season it. Good luck!
 
smslaw March 29, 2013
You can't permanently hurt a cast iron pan unless you hit it with a big hammer. As the others say, just reseason it.
 
dymnyno March 29, 2013
Wipe it with a generous amount of olive oil and put in a warm oven for a while, then wipe clean with a towel.
 
pierino March 29, 2013
Cook some bacon in it. When it cools, wipe it down with some paper towel and salt. Rinse it thoroughly and burn it dry. It's okay to scrub cast iron but don't use scouring pads or anything like that.
 
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