There’s an awful lot to know when it comes to taking proper care of your kitchen equipment. Cast iron cookware has been around for decades but is becoming more and more popular to use these days. Most of this type of cookware comes pre-seasoned, so all we have to worry about is keeping it clean!
If taken care of properly, cast iron cookware can be handed down from generation to generation. It actually gets better and better with time. My grandmother gave me her Lodge Skillet and I use it all the time now. Nothing beats a country breakfast in a cast iron skillet!
It’s so easy! Just follow these steps:
1.) Rinse out your skillet with hot water only – never use soap. Dry the skillet and make sure all of the water is gone. Leaving any water on there will cause your cast iron to rust. (Hint: Sometimes after rinsing out my skillet I put it on the stove and heat it up for a few minutes just to make sure all of the water cooks off.)
2.) Use a cooking spray or oil to lightly coat the pan and slowly heat it up.
3.) That’s it – cook away!!
4.) When you’re done, wash out your skillet again with a brush and hot water. Again, don’t use any soap. Just scrub it out and then dry it. Do not throw your skillet in the dishwasher!
5.) Dry the unit off and then apply a thin coat of oil or cooking spray.