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New cast iron skillet has sharp bump on bottom

I recently bought my first brand new cast iron skillet. After I seasoned it and used it a few times I put it away in my cabinet and it scratched the shelf (cheap grade pressed wood). I felt the bottom of the pan and there is a sharp bump sticking out of the bottom. Is this normal and will it go away? Should I return the skillet? My parents and grandparents cast iron pans are all smooth but also have many years of use so I have never seen this before.

asked by Seth H 6 months ago
3 answers 658 views
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added 6 months ago

This sounds like a milling failure to smooth out the casting from the original molding. Unless using on a gas stove,you will have problems with most other stove tops. It won't affect oven use,but I would consider returning this one. It will take much use to wear down a poor mold spur like what you describe.

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added 6 months ago

If you don't want to return it, you could simply file the burr off (assuming you don't have any sort of grinding tool)

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Susan W

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added 6 months ago

I'd return it and start fresh.

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