Welcome to the Cast Iron Restoring Section, In this section we will go over a few different ways to Clean/restore your Cast Iron Cookware.
This is what we like to call Seasoning and is important in the care and use of cast iron to prevent rust and create a natural non-stick cooking surface. Even if your inherited skillet or Dutch Oven has been neglected and Rusty, you can restore it by seasoning it again.
The more you use your cast iron the better seasoned it becomes. A black shiny skillet is a well-seasoned utensil and the one that will give the best flavor. Seasoning is done both for the inside and the outside of your cast iron, and even the lid must be seasoned. Here’s a hint to make your cast iron shiny again is to fry bacon and similar fatty meats. It will help it become seasoned faster and give you that shiny black non-stick interior you are working for.