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

Why Strip the Seasoning From My Cast Iron Skillet? – 3 Reasons to Consider

A commonly asked question is, “Why strip the seasoning off my cast iron skillet?” Maybe you have a cast iron pan that you can’t use in its current condition or a new skillet you’d like to reseason. And you think stripping the seasoning might be what you should do, but you want to know more. … Read more

What is the Black Residue on My Cast Iron Pan? – Plus 3 Ways to Clean It

Who’s wondering, “What is the black residue on my cast iron pan?” Either you see black flakes in your food while you’re cooking, or the paper towel or cloth turns dark when you dry your skillet. It may appear as raised areas on the cooking surface and keep your pan from looking and feeling smooth. … Read more

What Happens If I Don’t Season My Cast Iron Pan?

Are you asking, “What happens if I don’t season my cast iron pan? Well, it depends on what you mean by not seasoning it. Did your pan come preseasoned? Or did you take off all the seasoning, and now you want to know if you need to build it back up? Maybe you want to … Read more

Why Does Oil Splatter When I’m Frying?

Do you love the way oil makes your food taste but are tired of the splatter?  Are you wondering, “Why does oil splatter when I’m frying?” You know, that pop, pop, pop, spit, spit, spit and “Ouch, that hit my face!” splattering. Well, there is a reason for the popping and spitting and spattering. So, … Read more

The Importance of Smoke Point – Cooking Your Food Right

When it comes to using cast iron, one of the things you will want to know about is the smoke point of oils. If you’re going to sear a steak or fry your eggs to perfection, understanding the smoke point is valuable. Maybe you’ve heard that oils have a smoke point, but you don’t understand … Read more