How to care for a cast iron skillet?

Answer You are washing with soap--this is a no-no with cast iron. You need to re-cure the pan. Put about a tablespoon of GOOD olive oil in the pan. Rub it inside and out with a paper towel. Put your o... Read More »

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

What to Use If You Don't Have a Cast Iron Skillet?

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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 »

Can a cast iron skillet rust?

If left untreated, a cast iron skillet will rust. To get the skillet ready for cooking, coat it with oil and place it in the oven to "season" it. To keep it from rusting, use it often, wash it by h... Read More »