What Should I Cook First in My New Cast Iron Skillet?

Are you asking, “What should I cook first in my new cast iron skillet?” You might be new to cast iron cooking, or maybe you’ve had the pan for a while but haven’t yet figured out what to do with it. Either way, it’s helpful to know what types of food to cook first. And … Read more

What Can You Do With a Cast Iron Wood Stove Kettle? – 3 Ideas to Consider

What can you do with a cast iron wood stove kettle? This is a question people are asking. If you have a wood stove kettle, can you heat up water for drinking or brewing tea? What if you don’t have a wood stove? Are there any other uses for it? And how are wood stove … Read more

How Do I Make Skillet Meatloaf Less Greasy? – 4 Methods to Try

I can’t be the only one who’s asking, “How do I make skillet meatloaf less greasy?” I’ve always made my meatloaf on a cooling rack sitting inside a foil-lined baking sheet to catch the grease. But last week, my brother asked me to make meatloaf in a cast iron skillet for Thanksgiving (along with the … Read more

How Do I Hang Cast Iron Cookware on the Wall? – 5 Ways to Consider

One common way to store cast iron pots and pans is to hang them up. Maybe this sounds interesting, but you’d like to know more. So, you’re asking, “How do I hang cast iron cookware on the wall?” It can be as simple as finding the studs and using the right hooks. Or you can … Read more

Do I Need to Oil My Cast Iron Pan Before Storing It? – Plus 6 Ways to Store

Many people are curious and asking, “Do I need to oil my cast iron pan before storing it?” Oil is necessary for seasoning cast iron, but what about adding more when it’s in storage? Whether it’s being put away long-term or just until the next time you use it, you might not know the best … Read more

What If I Can’t Stand the Burning Smell of My Cast Iron Skillet? – 3 Alternative Ways to Season

“What if I can’t stand the burning smell of my cast iron skillet when I season it in the oven?” might be a question you would like answered. I know well the odor you are talking about, and it isn’t pleasant. Some people are more affected by it than others, though. So, if you are … Read more

Should I Start Using Soap on My Cast Iron Pans? – The Pros and Cons

If you have never used soap on your cast iron pans but keep hearing it’s okay, you may be asking yourself, “Should I start using soap on my cast iron pans?” On the one hand, you’ve done just fine without it; on the other hand, you are open to new ideas and at least hearing … Read more

How Do I Keep Salmon Skin From Sticking to My Cast Iron Skillet? – 6 Easy Steps

Are you wanting to know, “How do I keep salmon skin from sticking to my cast iron skillet?” You just want a crispy crust, but instead, the fish gets stuck and becomes a mess. I know because it has happened to me. So, what is the best way to keep it from sticking? Let’s find … Read more

Will Butter Burn in a Cast Iron Skillet?

This might sound like a strange question, but will butter burn in a cast iron skillet? It seems this is quite a common question that many people have asked. Since cast iron gets very hot and stays hot, it’s not out of the question to want to know. Butter burns quickly on hot surfaces. However, … Read more

Why Does Kosher Salt Clean Cast Iron? – 3 Things to Consider

Who else wants to know, “Why does kosher salt clean cast iron?” I can’t be the only one who has wondered how salt actually cleans the pan and why it has to be kosher salt instead of other types of salt. Or does it? Let’s find out. Why Does Kosher Salt Clean Cast Iron? In … Read more