My stovetop griddle is sick

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I bought me this super sexah double-sided stove top griddle and I've only had it for about a month and it has this weird discoloration on it.

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SEEEEEEEE!?!??!!

I've never used cast iron cookware before and I hear it has some peculiarities. Can anyone tell me what might be happening here?

DISCUSS!!!!!!
 

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It is pengy-fungi-infested.
 
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Is there a cure?
Ignore it. Then it slinks away. Usually.
 
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Ignore it. Then it slinks away. Usually.
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I have the same problem. In fact, mine has turned entirely black.
 
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I bought me this super sexah double-sided stove top griddle and I've only had it for about a month and it has this weird discoloration on it.

SEEEEEEEE!?!??!!

I've never used cast iron cookware before and I hear it has some peculiarities. Can anyone tell me what might be happening here?

DISCUSS!!!!!!
Did one leave it in water? The brown colouring appears to be rust. Cast iron corrodes readily in water. If one washes it, dry it quickly. It there is rust, remove the rust with steel wool and reason the CI skillet/pot.

How to use and care for cast iron products.
http://www.lodgemfg.com/use-care-seasoned-cast-iron.asp [Broken]

http://www.realsimple.com/food-reci...g-cast-iron-skillet-10000001178519/index.html
 
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I've never used cast iron cookware before and I hear it has some peculiarities. Can anyone tell me what might be happening here?
Looks like rust. Is it an American-made cast iron griddle with a fine grain, or one of those cheap Asian knockoffs that are hard to season, hard to maintain, easy to mess up? Did you season it properly when you first bought it? Do you occasionally re-season it?

Do you wash it with soap and water? Don't. Ever. Do. That. Or when you do, you had better scrub it down to bare metal and start all over again.

This one looks like you need to scrub it down to bare metal and start all over again. You might need emery paper. That looks like an ugly mess. This time, season it properly, clean it properly, and then maintain it properly. It's not as hard as it sounds. Cleanup is a snap if it is seasoned properly.
 
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:cry: :cry: :cry:

I NOT KNOW :( :( :(

It's American made and yes, I clearly cleaned it incorrectly. It was pre-seasoned but I guess I shall be re-seasoning it later.
 
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You can scrub off the rust using coarse salt, then rinse with plain water and heat in the oven to dry it. Next, coat the griddle with oil and heat it gradually in the oven until the oil is baked on. That's it. And DH is right. Never use soap. Soap damages or entirely removes the oil layer that you put on to cure (season) the cast iron.

Edit: With the grooves, scouring with salt might take you a bit longer, but that's what my wife and I do with all our cast iron cookware. Got a frying pan with a bit of cheese or egg cooked on? Scour it clean with coarse sea-salt, oil it and reheat. Our cast iron skillets are shiny, smooth, and practically non-stick because of this treatment. Good luck with the skillet. BTW, do not use steel wool on rusty cast iron. The residue from the steel wool (especially if the cast iron is porous) will cause more corrosion.
 
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I agree with using salt for cleaning food off after use, any type of salt can be used, I wouldn't use sea salt to scrub it though, that's a waste of money.
 
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I agree with using salt for cleaning food off after use, any type of salt can be used, I wouldn't use sea salt to scrub it though, that's a waste of money.
Waste of money???
What nonsense!
My slugs die much quicker by a liberal Maldon sprinkling than with any other salt, and I'm sure Penguinos problem will disappear just as quick using it.
 
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Waste of money???
What nonsense!
My slugs die much quicker by a liberal Maldon sprinkling than with any other salt, and I'm sure Penguinos problem will disappear just as quick using it.
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