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  • Gwen Stanley

    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. I use cast iron pans and a dutch oven when camping so this is a great tip.

  • Valerie Seerveld

    Cast Iron Skillet Cleaning Tip: 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.

  • Pinning Towards Understanding

    Clean Cast Iron Skillet with Salt Scrub Here's the best way to clean cast iron: Scrub it with coarse salt and a soft sponge. The salt, a natural abrasive, absorbs oil and lifts away bits of food while preserving the pan's seasoning. Rinse away salt and wipe dry. Read more at Marthastewart.com: Spring-Cleaning Rooms – Martha Stewart

  • Peggy Hensley

    How to Clean Cast Iron Skillet-* 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.