Caring for Cast Iron Skillets

January 01, 2020

For the longest time, I struggled with caring for and using Cast Iron Skillets. The truth is, if you treat them properly, they’re extremely easy to Season and Clean for decades.

Basic Rules

Seasoning

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F
  2. Wash the skillet with Soap and Water (This is the only time this is okay)
  3. Dry thoroughly
  4. Pour some olive oil in the pan, cover all surfaces. I use a paper towel to help distribute the oil.
  5. Place in oven for 1 Hour
  6. Turn oven off, let cool to room temperature
  7. Do it again. Some people only do this process once, I find it’s worth the extra effort to clean it twice.

Cleaning

  1. While it is still hot, add hot water to the skillet. Using tongs and a brush, scrub.
  2. If there are stubborn bits, use kosher salt and water, then scrub.
  3. Dry thoroughly.