Watch and Learn: 5 Cast-Iron Skillet Tips & Tricks
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Nomaste April 24, 2015
I always wash my pan with a tiny bit of soap as I do heavy searing on it with marinaded meats and such. Then onto the stove to completely heat dry it. When it's cooled run a paper towel soaked with a little oil all over including the back of the pan. Have t for years still going great :)
Corinne April 24, 2015
I clean my pan by sprinkling about a cup of kosher salt, add some water to make a paste, then fold up a bunch of paper towels and clean the pan. Rinse with water, dry well (!), rub it with some oil, and store for the next time.
HonGDB July 16, 2015
+1. Worked for me for decades now. And though I very rarely see it recommended, it's always done the jobs of cleaning and preserving (I learned on a 1960s childhood camping trip, with sand after a fish-fry).
Jennifer April 24, 2015
The best way to dry a cast iron pan and get it ready for the next use - is to stove-dry it. Put in on a burner, turn on the burner, and let the heat burn away moisture. Remove from heat and splash in a little oil - all ready now for next use.
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