I got my pan back!Well, I totally Ef-ed up my Finex skillet.
I had some pork belly for a TD rendering down and getting all happy-happy. Thought I turned the burner OFF but turned it a bit too far and the burner was on HIGH. I ran down to the corner store, and came home to this...in the house on the stove...
Totally carbonized everything, I scraped out the mass formerly known as Pork Belly out.
I scraped out a bunch with a metal turner, then worked on it a bit with a green scrubby pad with granular dishwashing soap as an abrasive. It got most of the sticky grease out, but there was carbon stuff on the bottom of the pan. The SS pastry scraper/blade was able to get everything off the bottom, basically down to original metal with no seasoning.
Finex website says-
Q: How do I restore my cast iron cookware?
Sometimes bad things happen to good cast iron cookware. First, scrub the inside of your cookware with steel wool. Promptly dry your cookware after washing it (try to avoid soaking the spring handle in water and soap). Lightly coat the inside and outside with the cooking oil of your choice and bake it in the oven at 400º for an hour. If you don’t still see the desired results, feel free to send us an email at email@example.com.
I coated the pan with canola oil and into the 400F oven. After 15 minutes, it was looking like this-
I did a couple swipes with the paper towel to re-coat the pan and back into the oven.