How to Clean Cast Iron Cookware

Keep your cast iron cookware in top condition with DeathlyStag Cast Iron/Griddle Seasoning & Conditioner. Our blend ensures your cookware stays non-stick and free from rust. Here’s how to clean your cast iron skillet, dutch oven, or griddle.

3-Step Cast Iron Cleaning Method

Step 1: Wash

  • Hand Wash: Clean your cast iron skillet by hand using warm water. If needed, use a small amount of mild soap. For stuck-on food, use a pan scraper. For particularly stubborn food, simmer a little water in the skillet for 3-5 minutes, then use the scraper after the pan has cooled. Avoid using harsh detergents or putting your cast iron in the dishwasher, as this can strip away the seasoning.

Step 2: Dry

  • Dry Thoroughly: Immediately dry your cast iron skillet with a lint-free cloth or paper towel to prevent rusting. Ensure all moisture is removed. If you notice a little black residue on the towel, it’s perfectly normal; it’s just the seasoning.

Step 3: Oil

  • Oil Lightly: After drying, rub a very light layer of DeathlyStag Cast Iron Seasoning onto the surface of your skillet. Use a paper towel to spread the seasoning evenly and wipe the surface until no oil residue remains. This helps maintain the non-stick surface and protects against rust.

Features of "DeathlyStag" Cast Iron/Griddle Seasoning & Conditioner

  • 2 oz Container: Compact and convenient for regular use.
  • High-Quality Ingredients: Made with beeswax, grapeseed oil, and safflower oil sourced from Hagerstown, MD.
  • Versatile Use: Ideal for cast iron skillets, dutch ovens, and carbon steel cookware.
  • Locally Crafted: Supporting local craftsmanship in Hagerstown, MD.

Benefits of Using "DeathlyStag" for Seasoning Cast Iron

  • Prevents Rust: Regular seasoning with our blend keeps your cast iron cookware rust-free.
  • Enhances Non-Stick Surface: Every application builds up the non-stick coating.
  • Extends Lifespan: Proper care ensures your cast iron cookware lasts for generations.

Cast Iron Cleaning FAQs

  • Can I soak my cast iron pan? No, soaking can cause rust. Always dry promptly.
  • Can I use soap to wash cast iron? Yes, but use it sparingly to avoid stripping the seasoning.
  • Can I use steel wool or a metal scrubber? Avoid these as they can damage the seasoning. Use a pan scraper instead.
  • Can I put my cast iron pan in the dishwasher? No, the dishwasher can strip away the seasoning and cause rust.