Dating dru cookware holland
Some thought I was drawing a comparison between this pot and the 5 version from Le Creuset and, not surprisingly, found the Martha Stewart version lacking.
Sure, you want to get rid of rust and crud, but what about a piece that has that nice shiny black patina?
That old patina might look great, but if you think you ever want to cook in a piece of vintage cast iron cookware you've acquired from somewhere, you have to consider that you don't know what's been done to it previously, no matter how good it looks.
Stripping the piece and starting over is both wiser and safer.
Sometimes, you'll encounter pieces for sale which the seller has already stripped and applied a coat of seasoning themselves.
Usually, it's been done in a hurry, using too much oil in one pass, with the result being a sticky mess.