Cleaning and Maintaining your

Cast Iron Frying Pan


Seasoning a cast iron frying pan is on going process.  I bought my first cast iron frying pan a couple of years ago and just love them.  Here is how I keep mine clean:


I used the frying pan to cook up some veggies and then I cooked up some hamburger after that to use in spaghetti sauce



When I was done using the pan I poured water into it and let it come to a boil




Then I used my little scrub brush to loosed up and remove all the food bits that were left on the pan



Then I poured the water out and rinsed the pan




I used a scrubbie pad to remove all food



I put the pan back on the stove to let the water evaporate and let the pan heat up.  The heat is what kills the germs



When the pan was hot I used coconut oil to reseason the pan.  I donít use Crisco.  Crisco is hydrogenated oil and I donít use it for cooking or anything else but maybe soap making occasionally



I put the small scoop of oil in the pan and let it melt




I then took a napkin and swished the oil around in the pan



I let this heat up a little more, just until I see it smoke a little bit



And the pan is done and ready to be stored.  I store them in my oven. 





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