How do you safely get food stuck to a cast iron skillet off without damaging it?

Answer Yes, you can put water in a cast iron skillet. Do not put soap, however. It takes a lot to ruin a cast iron skillet - just run hot water in the pan and scrap at the stuck cornbread with the scrubby... Read More »

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Is rust from a cast iron skillet harmful to food?

Rust from your cast iron skillet can harm your food, if left in the skillet after it is cooked or if the pan is not properly seasoned. The food can take on a metallic taste or become black and dis... Read More »

Should a cast iron pot or dutch oven be seasoned with oil in the same way as a cast iron skillet?

The Uses of a Cast Iron Skillet?

Cast iron skillets have been used in cooking for hundreds of years and are still widely popular. As the name implies, cast iron skillets are formed from a single cast of cooking-grade iron to creat... Read More »

How do I cook in a cast-iron skillet?

Season Your SkilletCast-iron skillets cook best once they have been "seasoned." Before use, coat your skillet with grease (bacon grease, lard or solid shortening works well), then place it in a ove... Read More »