How to Find Cracks in Cast Iron?

Answer In comparison to iron, cast iron is particularly brittle and prone to cracking. Iron can be cast with graphite or carbon, for example, but the color of the alloy varies depending on the metal compo... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How to Find Cracks in Cast Iron

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

Is iron from cast-iron pans absorbed by the body?

On One Hand: Food Absorbs Iron from Cast-Iron CookwareAccording to Dr. Andrew Weil, cast-iron cookware does leach iron into food, and it is an advantage to people who don't get enough iron in their... Read More »

How to Tell the Age of Cast Iron?

If you're looking at cast iron cooking implements or other items at an antique sale, you can avoid overpaying for that Excelsior skillet if you can tell the time period when it was really manufactu... Read More »

The Best Way to Fix a Cast Iron Tub?

Cast iron tubs are revered for their durability and classic porcelain-enamel coating. Over time cast iron tubs can, however, fall into disrepair. Two common problems that occur with cast iron tubs ... Read More »