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Cast Iron Pan
If you want to evenly space them, it's easiest to alternate between the Arctic and Antarctic. Some people just go to the Arctic twice, near the equinoxes so the visits are almost 6 months apart, but it's not the same.
Title text: If you want to evenly space them, it's easiest to alternate between the Arctic and Antarctic. Some people just go to the Arctic twice, near the equinoxes so the visits are almost 6 months apart, but it's not the same.

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White hat takes the old myth [1] [2] [3] that you shouldn't wash your cast iron pan with soap and runs with with to absurdity and beyond.

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[White hat is showing a cast iron pan to Cueball.]

White Hat: Never clean a cast-iron pan with soap. It destroys the seasoning.

Cueball: Got it.


[White hat lowers the cast iron pan to his side, still facing Cueball.]

White hat: If you ever let soap touch the pan, throw it away. You're clearly not up to taking care of it.

Cueball: Wow, okay.


[In a frame-less panel]

White hat: Apply moisturizer to the pan daily to keep it fresh.

Cueball: ...moisturizer?

White hat: Do you want it to get all wrinkly?

Cueball: ... I... guess not.


White hat: Twice a year, fill the pan with iron filings and leave it in direct sunlight for 24 hours.

Cueball: Wait. 24 hours of sun?

White hat: If you're not willing to travel to the Arctic, you don't deserve cast iron.



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