How to restore a rusty skillet ...
Thank you, Lori T. I have done the work and got rid of the rust, and it was not the onerous chore I thought it might be. I plan to cook something easy like fried eggs and mushrooms in it soon. I will keep away from, or avoid prolonged contact with tomatoes and vinegar. Now, I just want to discover what are the best recipes to use the skillet for.
One further question - if the skillet is not a big mess without lots of debris, do you need to do the oiling and baking the pan in the oven for an hour every time?
Thanks for your detailed explanation, and the time you put in to help a skillet novice!