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What is a cast iron cauldron?

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Cast iron is an alloy of iron, carbon and other elements, which can be hard and brittle or soft and strong. A cauldron is a large container used to boil water.

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Cast-iron cauldrons are used for cooking or even in pagan rituals. Neglected, cast iron is subject to rust, but it can be restored through an oven cleaning cycle to remove anything baked on and a vinegar and water bath to reduce and remove rust. Oiling and seasoning the cast iron can prevent further rust. Seasoning cast iron creates a nonstick layer made of carbon, which can work like Teflon without being toxic.

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