Caring for Cast Iron

I was first introduced to cast iron skillets via my sister, years ago and until very recently had the least desire of ever owning one. They are really hard to care for, right? Eh, wrong! While it is true that you can’t just toss them in the dishwasher like other pans and you shouldn’t use dish soap to clean them, I have learned it is fairly simple to care for cast iron. And when properly done, they last beyond a lifetime!

Caring for Cast Iron

Just scrub with a brush and hot water!

Dry immediately.

Then apply a thin coat of vegetable oil. If it’s sticky, then you know you’ve put too much on!

And that’s all there is to it. All clean!

Now that I know how to care for this beast of a skillet, I am looking forward to learning how to cook with it! So far I have tried homemade tortillas. They turned out good, but I need practice! Next up is pizza.

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