* For us Southern girls who grew up being told to NEVER EVER wash your cast irons with soap...scrub your cast iron with coarse salt and a soft sponge. The salt is a natural abrasive and will absorb oil and lift away bits of food while preserving the pan's seasoning. Rinse away salt and wipe dry. FINALLY!!!! Cast Iron Pans, Cast Iron Skillets, Coarse Salts, Cleaning Cast Iron, Salt Scrubs, Cleaning Tips, Spring Cleaning, Soft Sponge, Salts Scrubs
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~ Seasoning Cast Iron: 325 oven - Middle rack & foil lined baking sheet under middle rack. Warm pan on stove top. Brush on 1-2 Tbs oil (corn, vegetable, grape seed oil, Crisco or food-grade coconut oil) Place pan upside down on middle rack. Bake 1 hour. After the hour of cooking, turn the heat off and allow the pan to cool inside the oven for an hour.
In this Crazy Life: Tips and Tricks To clean a cast iron skillet, toss about 1/2 cup coarse salt into the pan and rub with a soft sponge. The salt removes excess oils and takes off the bits of food without messing with the seasoning of the pan. kitchen \