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Watch and Learn: 5 Cast-Iron Skillet Tips & Tricks

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Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.

Watch KatieQ shares her top five cast iron skillet tips and tricks. Hint: Water is the enemy. 


Cast iron pans are shrouded in mystery (at least it feels like they are). How do you care for them? Cook with them? Season them? Store them? Clean them? Even buying the right one can feel like a struggle. But thankfully they are not as scary many may think. KatieQ has a quick list of her top five cast iron tricks that will help you overcome whatever iron-clad fears you might have and ultimately help you realize that cast irons really are everything they are cracked up to be. So get ready to bake, roast, sear, grill, fry, and eat your way to cast iron devotion—and if you are already there, we want to eat dinner at your house. 

Tell us: What's your tried-and-true cast iron trick? 

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