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