Caring for Cast Iron
Caring for cast iron is easy! Follow these simple instructions and your products will last and last and last...
What Is Seasoning?
Seasoning occurs when oil on cast iron is heated above smoking point. The oil cooks onto the surface to create a non-toxic non-stick layer. Just like a BBQ!
How Do I Season?
- WASH: Wash thoroughly with warm water and soap if necessary. It's ok to scrub but do not put your cast iron in the dishwasher.
- DRY: Dry thoroughly immediately after washing with a tea or paper towel. For best results, dry on a warm stove or in a warm oven.
- OIL: Use a paper towel to wipe down your cast iron with a little bit of vegetable oil inside and out. Remove any excess oil with a new paper towel.
- BAKE: Bake for 1 hour on at least 260 degrees celsius or as high as your oven will go. Then turn the oven off but leave the door closed to let your cast iron cool for up to 2 hours until it's ready to handle.
What Oil Should I Use?
Any edible vegetable oil is fine for seasoning. Oils with a high smoke point work best, like soybean oil.
Essential Care Tips:
- Always dry properly - especially immediately after washing
- Avoid too much soap or scraping which may remove the non-stick layer
- Repeat seasoning from time to time - particularly when you notice the non-stick isn't as effective as it used to be
How Do I Remove Rust?
Mix salt and oil, rub it in, then rinse thoroughly in warm water. Use steel wool if necessary. Then follow the above seasoning instructions.