How to Clean Cast Iron With Vinegar and Baking Soda

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Cleaning and maintaining a cast iron is not difficult. However, if a cast iron has rust issues, a deeper cleaning may be necessary. Several cleaning methods for cast iron were discussed in the article 6 Signs Of a Poorly Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet And How To Fix It. Sometimes, a simple scrubbing with an SOS … Read more

What Are Cast Iron Dutch Ovens Good for?

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Dutch ovens are a form of kitchen cookware used in preparing different kinds of dishes. They can be used for multiple purposes such as a fast cooker, loaf pan, deep fryer, pasta pot, and stockpot. They are traditionally made of cast iron which gives them heat retention properties and durability. A traditional Dutch oven has … Read more

Design Ideas for Bespoke, Handmade Kitchens

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“Bespoke” has been a popular marketing buzzword in recent years. Google the term and you will find all kinds of “bespoke” products; hats, cuisine, software, etc. The braid use can make the term seem meaningless though. The word originally stems from 17th and 18th century England as a term for custom-built goods and home designs … Read more

Can Cast Iron Be Used On Induction Cooktops?

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If you’ve recently purchased an induction cooktop stove, you might be wondering whether or not it is recommended or, more importantly, whether or not it is safe to use cast iron pots and pans on it. Nowadays, many people are opting for induction cooktops because they target your pots and pans directly using electromagnetic fields … Read more

Can You Put Cast Iron Stove Grates In The Dishwasher?

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It’s a known fact that you should not put any cast iron cookware in the dishwasher, but does it also hold true for cast iron stove grates? This is a question that we get all too often and for a good reason. Nobody enjoys handling or cleaning cast iron stove grates; that’s just a fact. … Read more

Can You Use A Cast Iron Pan On A Ceramic Cooktop?

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You finally got that brand new ceramic cooktop you always wanted, and now you need to know what types of pots and pans are safe to use while cooking on it. Generally speaking, you can use cast iron pans on ceramic cooktops. However, you need to be extra careful when doing so. Cast iron pans … Read more

Can You Use A Cast Iron Waffle Maker On An Electric Stove?

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You’ve purchased or were given a really cool cast iron waffle maker, and now you are curious and thinking, can you use a cast iron waffle maker on an electric stove? We have good news for you, yes, you can absolutely use your electric stove for cooking up some yummy waffles. However, cast iron waffle … Read more

Top 5 Tips You Should Know About Cast Iron Teapot Care

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Nowadays, just about everyone has a cast iron teapot or kettle in their kitchen. If you don’t have one, you’re missing out! There are many reasons why everybody should have a gorgeous cast iron teapot, but we often find that people are concerned about the cast iron teapot care and steer away from using one … Read more

Cast Iron vs Carbon Steel Wok – Which One is Best?

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One of the keys to making the perfect Asian dish is how it is cooked. This means to make the best dish, you need the best pan, and for Asian stovetop cooking there is only one pan we need to talk about, and that’s the wok. With the large bowled cooking area and high sides … Read more

What does pre-seasoned cast iron mean in cookware?

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Almost all modern cast iron cookware comes pre-seasoned. It might even be mentioned in the owner’s manual. But what does it mean? When cared for properly, cast iron can last nearly forever. Many families pass down their cookware from generation to generation. Even the newer cast iron that comes pre-seasoned can last a lifetime or … Read more

How to keep a cast iron skillet from rusting


Cast iron skillets are famous for being able to rust very quickly. Sometimes in a matter of hours. This can happen easily, like cooking outside and forgetting to bring in the pan after, or through unintentional misuse in the kitchen over days or even weeks. This will happen to every new cast iron owner at least … Read more

How to clean a cast iron skillet with burnt on buildup?

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Cast iron skillets can be a breeze to clean when you’ve just made a perfectly cooked masterpiece, but when you have a less than optimal outcome, cleanup can be tricky. Cast iron skillets are notoriously complicated to clean properly, especially if they have a lot of burnt residues. There is no one single way of … Read more