Pin It By now, y'all know how passionate I am about my cast iron cookware and how to care for it. Many of these skillets, dutch ovens, covered casseroles, and other pieces have been handed down to me from each of my Grandmothers or my husband's Grandmothers. They are priceless heirlooms in
Scrub pan with vinegar and an abrasive pad. Then you will need to re-season your pan. Rubdown with lard and a bake in a 275 degree oven for 15 minutes to let the lard drip off, (put a foil lined cookie sheet under it) and then crank up the heat to the smoking point of the fat and bake for another 45.