I have been checking into how to clean my dutch ovens. I bought new ovens and seasoned them while taking a class in college. Now my dutch ovens have been sitting there waiting for me to use them. I have been running back and forth from one state to another for two years and I do not even remember if I put newspaper in them so they would not go rancid. This is why I have been searching for ways to fix that so I can get them out and use them.
One suggestion I found that might save me from re-seasoning my dutch oven is to place the oven on the coals or another heat source, put in one cup of vinegar in the oven and fill oven with water. After it comes to a boil the extra possibly rancid oil should release from the oven. Boiling about a 1/2 hour. Pour out the water and reheat to dry the oven. After it is cool put a paper towel or newspaper between the lid and the oven. Place the paper so that it is partially inside the oven and partially outside of the oven.
Does anyone else have any suggestions on how to take care of an oven that may be rancid? Anyone have a great recipe I should try?