Cast Iron Skillet Care: 3 brilliant tips & tricks

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By: Lindsey Granger Posted: 7:54 PM, Jul 27, 2017

Cast iron pans have been all the rage in the culinary world for their longevity and natural nonstick properties and if you have one, or are thinking about getting one, Lindsey Granger has three tips and tricks to maintain their glory for years to come.

1.  Rust Removal

Just take some steel wool and scrub the rust until it's completely gone. It's going to take a little elbow grease and perseverance, but you'll get there.

2.  Seasoning

A seasoned skillet will provide a nearly nonstick cooking surface. All you do is coat every surface, including the outside and handle of the pan with cooking oil. After that, set it in the oven upside down and bake for one hour at 350 degrees. After that, let it cool, take it out of the oven, but use a potholder because these things get hot, and your pan is seasoned.

3.  Cleaning & Storing

Once you're ready to put it away, rinse it with hot water and a sponge. If there's stubborn stuck on food then use a cup of kosher salt to scrub it away. Now it's time to debunk a huge cast iron skillet myth. You actually can clean it with mild dish soap and water even after the pan is seasoned. Just don't leave it to soak in the sink. Dry thoroughly and store it with a layer of paper towel in between other pans if you're stacking them.

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