After Hurricane Harvey’s flood waters receded, my cast-iron cookware was covered in rust. Is it a total loss? —Amy F., Texas THE SOLUTION: A little surface rust on a cast-iron skillet can often be remedied with steel wool and some elbow grease. But for removing serious rust, Jeff Rogers offers these tips: What you’ll need:
Cast iron has become my favorite cooking material and now I’m on the hunt for it whenever I pass a garage sale or antique shop. It’s nonstick, it isn’t going to poison me (cough Teflon), it’s easy to clean, and it lasts forever. When it rusts, it comes clean with two simple kitchen staples that you
A cast iron skillet is a kitchen essential. They are durable, inexpensive, and, if properly cared for, will last a lifetime. Cast iron skillets need to be seasoned before first use and then reseasoned periodically to maintain their non-stick surface. Seasoning is simply the process of bonding fat to the skillet to create a natural non-stick surface.