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How to Clean Rusty Cast Iron Pans

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Cast iron cookware is wonderful for many reasons. A well-seasoned cast-iron skillet is naturally non-stick. ...
Cast iron cookware retains heat — that is, they stay hotter —
Cast iron pans can be used on the stove top as well as in the oven.
And did you know that cooking with cast iron pots and pans can boost your iron intake.
These lovelies DO have some down sides!
They are super heavy.....and since the handles get hot....you have to be pretty careful.
They need to be seasoned well and cleaned carefully to retain the non-stick surface provided by that seasoning.
Sometimes the pans do rust. When they do, it is a simple matter to get them clean.
  • how to clean rusty cast iron pans, cleaning tips, how to
Cut a potato in half and get out your table salt.
  • how to clean rusty cast iron pans, cleaning tips, how to
Use some good old elbow grease and rub the potato around the salt in the pan.
You will be amazed at how easily the salt and the moisture from the potato removes the rust.
  • how to clean rusty cast iron pans, cleaning tips, how to
Give it a good rinse...no soap needed or recommended.
  • how to clean rusty cast iron pans, cleaning tips, how to
Heat the pan with a little oil and let it cure for a bit.
Magic!
A clean rust free pan!

To see more: http://sweetwaterstyle.blogspot.com/2016/10/how-to-clean-cast-iron.html

  • Dan nay
    Dan nay New Philadelphia, OH

    Also for camping, rub dish soap on the bottom of pan and let dry. When you're done just wash and the black smoke is gone.

  • Sandpiper@access comments. ca

    Oddly enough, it doesn't do anything to your stomach. The amount of citric acid in coke is less than that of orange juice. Also the amount of phosphoric acid it contains is very little. The hydrochloric acid in your stomach is much more than these

    • Im4shades
      Im4shades Oklahoma City, OK

      I remarried and my husband threw a fit about my coke habit (diet Dr Pepper) after a couple of year my stomach had serious trouble. Enough that my body went into autoimmune issues. I spent several years seriously ill. Started using baking soda daily.

  • Sandpiper@access comments. ca

    For a long time I thought I was lowering my carb intake (sugars) by drinking diet pepsi instead of the sugar filled regular pepsi. Then I read that diet drinks stimulate the pancreas to produce insulin 300 times more than just taking the regular

  • Giorgia
    Giorgia Brazil

    good idea

  • Sandpiper@access comments. ca

    I don't doubt it, but there are a multitude of other "ingredients" in these drinks which could be responsible for your stomach problems, but the acidity is not the culprit. The hydrochloric acid in your stomach already far exceeds any that you drink

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