Cleaning cast iron is easy.
By following these simple practices, you can keep your cast iron looking great and protect your seasoning from being damaged.
As your seasoning builds, your cast iron will become easier to clean. Oftentimes, adding warm water may be all you need to clean out your cookware. Other times, you may have to put in a little bit of elbow grease to remove the stuck on bits.
Adding salt or baking soda to warm water can help remove any stick on bits.
Your cast iron is now clean and ready for it's next use. Store anyplace it isn't in danger of getting wet.
Things to remember:
- Cast iron should never go in a dishwasher.
- Never let water sit on your cast iron for long periods of time
- Avoid abrasive cleaners (steel wool), as this can scratch your seasoning
Check out our Cast Iron Tips Guide for more information
To Soap or Not to Soap?
This is a question the cast iron community is split on. Some believe you should never use soap because it could wear down your seasoning and any built up flavouring profiles.
We looked extensively into this and determined that small amounts of natural soap can be fine and shouldn’t breakdown your seasoning.
Let us know what works for you!