What's up with my cast iron grill pan?
Last year I bought a cast iron grill pan from TJ's, I think it is a Lodge, but I'm not sure. It is, however, "pre-seasoned." The problem is that it's impossible to clean. I assumed the pre-seasoning was adequate, and used it right away. The food stuck, and the grease in the bottom of the pan was impossible to get out. I then tried seasoning it myself, but that seemed to make it worse. The pan has sat in my cupboard unused for months. Does anyone have any suggestion as to what I can do to save it?
I am generally disappointed with "new" cast iron cookware, since the surface is so rough. And my skepticism about factory seasoning seems to be correct. I just wish they still made the stuff like it was a hundred years ago.
Thanks for any suggestions,