Seriously? It looks like this after one use?
I picked up a "Kitchen Essentials" (Target) Calphalon cast iron reversible grill / griddle today and used the flat side to cook some marinated boneless chicken tonight.
THIS is what it looks like after one use, and cleaning it as directed (hot water & a stiff brush, then a scrubbie). The dark part is food that won't come off, and the shiny part is where the "coating" of the pan came off.
Is this how it's supposed to look?
Since it's cast iron with some kind of nonstick finish on it, am I supposed to just let this layer of whatever stay on it for future "seasoning" of the piece?