[Sca-cooks] PAM stuff stripping off the seasoning on iron ware?

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Tue Mar 18 12:21:29 PDT 2008

Last Friday, Maire asked about non-stick pans and mentioned:

<<< For years, I've been making do just fine with 3 cast-iron frying  
pans, but I've recently run into some issues with using them, and  
would like to acquire a decent, 9-inch non-stick pan.  (Said reasons  
being that I've noticed that the iron pans turn some of my chicken  
dishes a really nasty grey, and also, as I'm on a diet and using a  
spray oil for scrambling eggs and the PAM stuff is stripping the  
seasoning right out of my cast iron.) >>>

We've discussed here previously that the pan material (iron or  
copper) can change the color of the food cooked in it. But this is  
the first I've heard that using PAM or other similar spray oil  
products can strip off the, often hard won, seasoning on iron pots  
and pans.

Has anyone else had this problem? Does it occur with just certain  
brands of spray on oil? I'm wondering if this is a warning I need to  
add to my  iron-pot-care-msg file.

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas           
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