Can I Boil Pasta in My Cast Iron? – 5 Views and a Recipe

Has anyone ever asked, “Can I boil pasta in my cast iron?” Surely, I am not the only one who’s asked this question. Maybe you’ve heard that you can cook anything in cast iron. But you’re not sure about pasta. So, first, you must define what type of cast iron you’re using, because there is a … Read more

Why Do I Need to Cool Cast Iron in the Oven After Seasoning? – 3 Reasons to Consider

Have you ever wondered, “Why do I need to cool cast iron in the oven after seasoning?” At first, you may think it’s simply part of the process. By this, I mean your pan isn’t entirely seasoned until it’s no longer hot. So, in effect, you cool your cast iron in the oven because it’s … Read more

Is It Okay to Boil Water in Cast Iron – Or Water-Based Foods?

Since you can wash cast iron in water, is it okay to boil water in seasoned cast iron? It seems like it would be okay. Because the seasoning should protect the iron from rusting, right? But what happens to the seasoning while the water is boiling?  And what about cooking water-based soups or boiling pasta? … Read more

How Does a Metal Spatula Help Make My Cast Iron Smooth?

Are you asking, “How does a metal spatula help make my cast iron smooth?” Let’s say you have a new Lodge cast iron skillet, and it has a bumpy texture. Although you like the idea of having a smooth pan, you don’t want to sand it. So, you plan to build up the seasoning over … Read more

Why Would I Want My Cast Iron Pan to Be Smooth? – 5 Reasons to Consider

Do you have a bumpy skillet and wonder, “Why would I want my cast iron to be smooth?” I mean, they look nice, but are there any real advantages to having your skillet smooth over rough? And is it worth it to sand it down and get one quickly, or can I wait and get … Read more