My wife couldn't get our cast iron pan clean after we burnt food in it. She used some sand paper. Is the pan ruined? every thing sticks to it now

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Erin A. April 1, 2020
Hi Brian! It sounds like it may just need a little tune-up with some oil and heat. Here's what Lodge Cast Iron recommends if your pan is sticking: "Prior to cooking, add about a teaspoon of oil to your skillet and heat it gradually on the stovetop or in the oven to help reduce sticking. After cooking, allow the cookware to cool, then use a pan scraper to remove stuck-on food, scrub with a nylon brush or nonscratch pad, hand dry, and add a generous layer of oil. Rub the oil onto the pan until it is evenly distributed." I hope that helps!
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