HOW DO I CARE FOR MY CAST IRON COOKWARE?

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Although cast iron is very durable, you still have to take certain precautions to keep it clean and rust free.

  • Keep it Dry: Cast iron cookware will require attention immediately after you’re done using it. You can wash it with a little bit of soap and water, but you’ll have to leave it sitting on a hot burner for a few minutes after you towel dry it. Any amount of water left in the pan can cause a rust spot.
  • Reseason Frequently: Seasoning is the process that creates a non-stick layer on your cookware. Be sure to reseason your cast iron often, especially when you first buy or restore it. The more times you use your cookware, the better the layer of seasoning will work.
  • Coat with Oil After Every Wash: Before you put your cast iron skillet or pot away, be sure to wipe it down with a light coating of oil to protect the seasoning.

Cast iron cookware has been around forever, and it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. If you want to get in on this trend, follow these tips and you’ll be whipping up pan-seared steaks and skillet cornbread in no time.