How to “Wash” Your Cast-Iron Skillet
“Most new cast iron pots and pans these days come pre-seasoned, meaning the manufacturer applies a vegetable-based oil to the cast iron and bakes it at a high temperature so the oil penetrates the iron. This process creates a nice seasoned pan to get started with, but for a real, authentic patina, it’s still crucial that you maintain your cast iron and keep it clean and well oiled at all times. There are a handful of ironclad rules to obey.”
It is surprising to me how many people don’t know how to properly care for their cast iron cookware. So, in case you are a cast iron newbie or are just wondering if you’ve been properly caring for your cast iron, check out this helpful post from bonappetit.com. They’ve gathered this helpful information from Mark Kelly of Lodge Manufacturing Co., one of the best-known cast iron cookware manufacturers in the United States.