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Sep 4th, 2017 at 4:12pm
 
What grades of steel wool are "safe" to clean cast iron with? I see people mention 0000, but what about the heavier grades? Thank you!

*by safe I mean won't damage it
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Reply #1 - Sep 4th, 2017 at 4:23pm
 
Steel wool will eventually rust. I recommend only using stainless steel wool scrubbing pads. It is easy enough to use a few drops of dishwashing soap when scrubbing with one.
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Reply #2 - Sep 4th, 2017 at 8:09pm
 
Russell Ware wrote on Sep 4th, 2017 at 4:23pm:
Steel wool will eventually rust. I recommend only using stainless steel wool scrubbing pads. It is easy enough to use a few drops of dishwashing soap when scrubbing with one.


Your local dollar store usually carries a generic brand of SOS soap pads. They are cheap enough for a one time use or you might cut them in half.
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Reply #3 - Sep 4th, 2017 at 9:15pm
 
Stainless Steel Scrubbies are durable,  and reusable.

The Soap concentrate in SOS pads, Brillo Pads etc, I find leaves behind a 'film', even on my SS cookware, requiring Dishwashing liquid to remove it, plus those dang pads start to rust in under 5 minutes when used on CI... at least mine did. 

Home Depot carries the SS Scrubbies, and I think Walmart does too. Smiley
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Reply #4 - Sep 4th, 2017 at 10:59pm
 
and the dollar store carries stain less steel scrubbies too
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Reply #5 - Sep 5th, 2017 at 3:31pm
 
There are various brands of the scrubbies. Make sure they are 100% Stainless Steel some also have copper scrubbies. You sure donít want the copper laced scrubbies around you CI
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Reply #6 - Sep 13th, 2017 at 10:00pm
 
You can use the heavier grades of steel wool just fine. Or I do anyway. If your steel wool starts to scar up your cast iron, backer down a notch or two and go to finer steel wool.

I went to a heavier steel wool on a big piece of aluminum cookware I was working on and it worked great. And the results were good and looked good. It even worked out some of the rough spots much sooner that fine steel wool would have.
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Reply #7 - Sep 14th, 2017 at 7:33am
 
Ugh... Perry... Steel Wool grows rust...... ugh... I will stick with my SS scrubbies that keep on keepin' on.... Smiley Smiley
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Reply #8 - Sep 14th, 2017 at 7:35am
 
Oh, and by the way... I bought some of those SS Scrubbies from Sams Club a few, coupla, years ago... those commercial grade type... and....

I HATE those buggers... too coarse to get the job done... so I got a bunch of those still hanging around if anyone wants them..


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Reply #10 - Sep 15th, 2017 at 3:00pm
 
If you use a little vegetable oil with regular steel wool pads it eliminates the rust, I use them occasionally and then just toss them when finished, Steel wool is dirt cheap.
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