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Display Name: kvh
Member Since: 6/27/07

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I'm a little leery of the salt method as it is an oxidizer, and could facilitate more rust, BUT that would only happen if you're lazy or forgetful.

I usually let mine cool on the stove... Often there's enough oil in it anyway that nothing will rust.

When I do clean it, it's primarily to get off the carbon-black bit of whatever that scorched and stuck.

I ONLY use one of those copper scrubby things. They're really coarse and don't actually remove any oil, just the crusty bits. (These are also amazing for getting the burned bits off of enameled cookware like Le Creuset et al.)

That with a dash of hot hot soapy water does it. A thorough rinse to remove any soap, and back on the stove to dry.

I probably kill my seasoning once every 2 or 3 weeks (but I use it nearly daily). Just heat it back up with enough oil to barely coat the inside, and get it hot hot hot. A lid helps control the smoke, but a fan and open window are usually needed too.

Allow to cool again, wipe out any remaining oil and you're back in business.

It is really really really worth it. Forget teflon, this is the way to go. I use mine to cook fish, heat up leftovers, bake cornbread, bake the last 4 cookies from a batch, bake scones, and on and on and on. 1001 uses!

(Note: The copper scrubbies are actually copper plated steel, and will eventually rust. Don't leave them to soak.)

How To Clean a Cast Iron Skillet Home Hacks | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
2/19/10 04:01 PM

I would absolutely use one of these.. (I'm a DIY kind of guy though...)

Hot or Not? Birdbottle Security Cam Shaped Bird House | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
2/9/10 02:25 PM

Also: Sprinkle it on your carpet and then vacuum up to remove funky odors. (This may need to be unused grounds though.. oh well.)

After Your Coffee Break: 11 Uses for Coffee Grounds | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
1/22/10 05:08 PM

Agreed Katie. It's just a little too 'kid shaped' to be real too...

still I think everyone agrees it is awesome...

Vintage Vespa Upcycled Into Rocking Toy | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
1/8/10 12:30 PM

Thrown-out edibles is bad, but this is even more tragic! (especially considering the current cold snap!)

Dumpster Diving to Stop Food Waste? | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
1/7/10 04:19 PM

I *LOVE* this - not that I need to add another espresso maker to my collection.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Manual Espresso Maker by Presso
10/26/09 06:56 PM

Mmm, how can something so primal and basically-human (bathing outside) seem so decadent.

It's probably a little easier in middle-of-nowhere-Marfa than the big city though.


Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Bathing Outdoors at El Cosmico Green Architect
10/26/09 12:02 PM

Shirley - they appear to be hand-cut and therefore a little wonkey, but it looks like Futura to me. Sorta...

Apartment Therapy New York | Typography: The Influence of Lou Dorfsman the CBS Wall Guest Post from Wary Meyers
10/26/09 11:15 AM

It's good to know those chairs came in red too - - something to look out for!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Vintage Orange Shell Chair - $40 Chicago Scavenger
10/26/09 10:56 AM

I thought that looked familiar...

I was there for opening weekend. It's nice to see it's still well attended.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | The Venice Biennale A Peek Inside
10/12/09 11:19 AM

Dang - I don't know how I missed this, but Thanks a Lot for featuring my print!

I just re-listed them on Etsy...

Thanks again!

Apartment Therapy New York | Letterpress Alphabet Posters
10/11/09 01:44 PM

love that shower.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Green Style: Restored Compact Loft
10/7/09 10:07 AM

My main Craigslist tip, which I readily give away and will eventually come back to bite me, is to let CL search for you.

I haunt CL daily for a number of things including Letterpress, Eames, Barrister, Lambretta, etc.

Search for your term, and even if you find nothing, click on the RSS link at the bottom, then bookmark that link. Mine go into a bookmarks folder under my address bar. Every day there are 30 or so links to investigate, and appears in the bar saying Craigslist (30) or something like that in my browser (Safari). 95% of them are not what I want, but I have sniped some good items with it.

happy hunting!

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | How To: Get it Sold on Craigslist
10/5/09 12:34 PM

When I saw Bocci at the Furniture Fair in NYC this spring, they seemed to have outlets for everything...

but these are really nice too, and probably cheaper... maybe.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Trufig Flush Mounted Devices
10/1/09 05:24 PM

Bummer, lost the link...

http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=homemade liquid soap blender&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Is There a Way To Turn Leftover Hand Soap Into Liquid? Good Question
9/28/09 02:00 PM

I seem to recall my parents doing this with a blender... Ooh, yup...

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Is There a Way To Turn Leftover Hand Soap Into Liquid? Good Question
9/28/09 02:00 PM

Perfect for playing some early White Stripes on...

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | ELAC's De Stijl Edition Speakers and Subwoofer
9/28/09 11:41 AM

Very fitting to the space, I love it!

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Old Wooden Filing Drawers as Media Center
9/21/09 11:40 AM

That thing looks to be 2 wheeled - why does that seem like a bad idea...?

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Pedal Powered Beer Pub by Hopworks Urban Brewing
9/18/09 03:29 PM

I love these.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Look! Gutter Gardens
9/16/09 01:21 PM