Remove rust from cast iron pans by scrubbing with a nylon scrubber, washing in hot, soapy water, rinsing and reseasoning the pan. Store the pans with inexpensive paper plates stacked between them to absorb moisture and prevent rust in the future.Continue Reading
The nonmetallic scrubber is normally enough to remove most rust. For stubborn rust, switch to fine steel wool or abrasive soap pads to scrub away the stains.
Dip the pan in the hot water and wash to remove any rust particles and the remains from the soap pads.
Rinse the pan in hot water and use a towel to dry it.
Coat all surfaces of the pan with unsalted shortening. Invert the pan and place it on a foil-covered cookie sheet. Place the cookie sheet and cast iron pan in an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for an hour. Turn off the heat and allow the oven and its contents to cool. Remove the pan from the oven and wipe away any excess shortening.
Avoid soaking cast iron and dry pans thoroughly before storing them. Place a paper plate between pans to absorb water when stacking them for storage.
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Scrub food particles from cast iron with warm water and a gentle soap, rinse with clean water, dry off and apply a thin layer of vegetable oil. Make sure to do this every time the pan is used to protect the seasoning on it.Full Answer >
To clean a cast iron grate, scrape the grate with a brush, wash it with mild soap, dry the grate, and then season it. Cleaning the grate while it’s still warm or as soon as possible after use makes the cleaning process more efficient.Full Answer >