Cooking With Cast Iron

Do you love cooking with cast iron and are looking for just the right piece of cast iron to get the job done? Here's where you'll find it!

Take care of your Cast Iron Cookware!

When taken care of, cast iron cookware will last more than a lifetime. In fact, my Mama's cast iron cookware is still going strong after 60 years!

For New Cast Iron Cookware:

    * Wash your new cast iron cookware in hot soapy water and a stiff brush. (This will get out the metallic taste)
    * Rinse and dry with a paper towel.
    * Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    * Coat the pan with vegetable shortening (not oil)
    * Bake for 30 minutes
    * Remove the pan from the oven and wipe out most of the shortening.
    * Return to the oven and bake an additional 30 minutes.
    * Do this a couple of times before you use your new cookware.

Reaseasoning a pan:

    * If food starts to stick, your pan needs to be reseasoned.
    * First, heat your pan and then pour hot water into it. This will loosen anything stuck so that you can easily remove it with water and a little scrubbing.
    * Dry the pan right away with paper towels and season as if it were a new pan.

Caring for your cast iron:

    * Never put your cast iron pa into cold water while it is hot! Doing so may cause it to warp and/or crack!.
    * Never use detergent to clean a seasoned pan.
    * Never stor food in your cast iron cookware. This will ruin the seasoning and cause your food to taste like metal
    * Store your cookware with the lid OFF! High humidity will case your beautiful cookware to rust.

I hope you enjoy cooking with cast iron cookware!

Whether you use your cast iron cookware as camping cookware or just for in your home, take care of it and it will last a lifetime!

I hope you enjoy cooking with cast iron as much as I do!

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