I love my cast iron pans, but I admit, I don’t use them as much as I should – so the other day when located them I was appalled at the shape I left them in. cast iron pan  Yes this was my pan, not to long ago!  Seriously, what was I thinking? There are several ways to take care of your pans.  If you just wipe out a well-seasoned pan – you are done!  If it isn’t in perfect shape, and there is oil/grime/dust accumulated then there’s a bit of work to do. You can find inexpensive cast iron pans, pre-seasoned in the store, but these pans came from my mom and have special meaning.  I want to keep them.  So:  

  1. Wipe out the pan with a dry cloth.
  2. Get a box of kosher salt, some gloves, and a fresh dry wire scrubby
  3. Now scrubby away the grime! You’ll need some elbow grease, but this should take care of the stickiness in your pan.
  4. Lightly coat with vegetable oil to store, and you are done!

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