Bounty Paper Towels.
To prevent cast-iron skillets from rusting, place a sheet of Bounty
Paper Towel between your cast iron pots and pans in the cupboard.
The quicker picker-upper absorbs moisture that would otherwise rust
Canada Dry Club Soda.
To clean a cast-iron skillet, pour Canada Dry Club Soda over the
skillet while it is still hot. The sodium bicarbonate in the club
soda helps clean off the baked- on food left over from cooking.
Shortening. To season new cast-iron cookware, rub Crisco
All-Vegetable Shortening into the cook ware to create a thin coating
and bake the cookware in an oven heated to 200 degrees Fahrenheit
for two hours. After using the new cookware a few times, repeat this
Easy-Off Oven Cleaner.
To clean baked-on food or grease from an aged cast-iron skillet or
pot, spray the item with Easy Off Oven Cleaner in a well-ventilated
area, let sit for ten minutes, then wash thoroughly.
Morton Salt. To
clean a cast-iron pan, heat the pan on a stove burner set on high
until the pan starts smoking. Pour one cup Morton Salt into the pan
and use a wooden spoon to move the salt around the pan, allowing the
salt to absorb any grease and grime from the pan. When the salt
starts turning grey, discard it. The surface of the pan should
appear dull; otherwise scrub it with salt again. Wash the pan clean
with hot water, dry it thoroughly with a towel, let it air dry for
thirty minutes, and then re-season the pan. (See “Wesson Corn Oil
and Bounty Paper Towels” below.)
Mr. Coffee Filters.
To prevent cast-iron skillets from rusting on the shelf, place a Mr.
Coffee Filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and avert rust.
Pam Cooking Spray.
To season new cast-iron cookware, wash the pot or pan in warm, soapy
water after each use, wipe thoroughly dry, coat the inside with Pam
Cooking Spray, then wipe clean with a sheet of paper towel.
Wesson Corn Oil. To
remove rust spots from a cast-iron skil let, apply Wesson Corn Oil,
let stand, then wipe thoroughly. Repeat if necessary.
Wesson Corn Oil and Bounty
Paper Towels. To season a new cast-iron skillet, rub a few
drops of Wesson Corn Oil into the inside of the pan with a sheet of
Bounty Paper Towel and warm the sl in an oven heated to 200 degrees
Fahrenheit for two hours. Repeat after washing the skillet for