Cast Iron Care

 DUCKCHAR about to get seared on some cast iron

DUCKCHAR about to get seared on some cast iron

 

Many of us have retreated to the safe havens of our kitchen during this cold winter. That means less cooking on the grill and more cooking with a cast iron skillet. At DUCKCHAR, we love Lodge Cast Iron Skillets. They are durable, reasonably priced, and deliver great meals. If you’re like us, when you’re not outside with your grill, you’re working on the stove with your cast iron. Like anything, your skillet deserves a little TLC. Below are some tips to keep a skillet performing at its highest level:

  1. Do not use soap.
  2. After every use, hand wash your cast iron with a nylon bristle scrub brush. For those hard to clean parts, use a pan scraper. If you are still having trouble removing the extra bits, simmer a little water, then scrape the residue off when the water has cooled.
  3. Dry immediately with a paper towel.
  4. Apply a small amount of cooking oil when the cast iron is warm.
  5. Store cast iron in a dry place.