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

How Does Cast Iron Get Clean Without Soap? – 3 Views to Consider

Do you want to know, “How does cast iron get clean without soap?” Fortunately, many people now say it’s okay to use soap. Even Lodge Cast Iron says it’s okay. However, there are still many people who never use soap because that’s what they were taught or heard. Does not using soap somehow seem unsanitary? … Read more

What Does Water Do to Cast Iron? – 5 Things to Avoid

Here’s a question that not everyone knows the answer to, “What does water do to cast iron?” And if you don’t know, you will probably do one of the things you shouldn’t do. For example, people who stay in vacation rentals and use cast iron cookware, if provided, will usually treat it like any other … Read more

Why Does Cast Iron Need to Be Dry? – 3 Methods to Consider

Have you ever wanted to know, “Why does cast iron need to be dry?” It may seem strange because other cookware can stay wet.  For example, you can soak Teflon or put stainless steel in the dishwasher. You can also leave them to air dry. Furthermore, doesn’t the seasoning protect the iron from coming in … Read more

Should Airbnb Hosts Supply Cast Iron Cookware?

Should Airbnbs supply cast iron cookware? Do you have an opinion? If you own a vacation rental property, you probably do. Or, if you stay at Airbnbs when you travel, you might have a preference. Not long ago, I wrote an article on who travels with their cast iron, and I was somewhat surprised that … Read more