What Is Wrong With My Vintage Cast Iron Skillet?

What Is Wrong With My Vintage Cast Iron Skillet?

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Emma Christensen
Jan 9, 2013
Q: I received a 1930's cast iron pan cleaned and ready to use, but it gives off a nasty smell when I use it. Could this be from whatever cleaned it, or from the decades of frying meats and other savories in there? It also gives a very, shall we say, earthy flavor to the meals I make. Any advice? Sent by A. Editor: I'd say to give it your own thorough cleaning, and see if that makes a difference:
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Readers, what thoughts do you have?
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