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?

How to Clean a Cast Iron Skillet?

Seasoning a cast iron skillet is necessary to create a non-stick surface and prevent rust. To preserve the seasoning, you need to take special care when cleaning.

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 »

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 »