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

James of the Vayle jamesofthevayle at gmail.com
Tue Mar 18 18:48:53 PDT 2008

I have a couple of well seasoned steel cookie sheets.  A couple of weeks
ago, an eggy goo from an overflowing quiche covered a portion of the sheet.
After washing the sheets as well and carefully as i could i now have bare
metal where the egg was.


On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 8:16 PM, S CLEMENGER <sclemenger at msn.com> wrote:

> Stefan, to be perfectly honest, I'm not actually sure if it's the PA or if
> it's the egg whites that I'm scrambling--a couple of times a week, I have
> eggs for breakfast, and I use a combination of 1 egg and a half-cup of egg
> whites.  Something in the dish completely strips the seasoning off the
> bottom of my pan, every time....
> --Maire
>   ----- Original Message -----
>  From: Stefan li Rous<mailto:StefanliRous at austin.rr.com>
>  To: SCA-Cooks maillist SCA-Cooks<mailto:SCA-Cooks at Ansteorra.org>
>  Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 1:21 PM
>  Subject: [Sca-cooks] PAM stuff stripping off the seasoning on iron ware?
>   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.
>  Stefan
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