Cast Iron Cookware
We love cast iron cookware for its amazing heat distribution, and caring for it is easier than you think. If it’s a raw, uncoated pan, pre-season it first to get it slick: Coat it inside and out with a high flash-point oil like vegetable or canola, then let it bake face-down for an hour in a 400-degree oven. Then, just scrub with water and coarse salt between uses to keep it nonstick. Have an enameled piece? Reach for dish soap and your trustiest sponge—that’s your best bet—or send it right through the dishwasher.