Cast iron pans and grids often add flavour to your dish. Cast iron cookware does require proper care, but it will last a lifetime.
- Wash with hot water while the cast-iron grate or pan is still hot
- Use of soap or dishwasher is not recommended
- Use coarse sea salt to remove stubborn residue without damaging the seasoning
- Use kitchen paper or a brush to rub the surface with salt
- You can also boil water in the pan to dissolve super stubborn deposits
- For the grill, soaking in boiling water can be combined with brushing
- Dry the pan or grid thoroughly immediately after cleaning
- Then use kitchen paper to apply vegetable oil to the inside of the pan and the grid. Use a type of vegetable oil that is suitable to use with high temperatures, such as linseed oil. Olive oil is not suitable. You can also use the Grill Guru Cast Iron Spray.
- Then store your cast iron utensils on a dry and cool plate.
For cast-iron cookware, the shiny seasoning is the polymerisation of fat on the inside of the pan or on the cooking grid. It acts as a kind of non-stick coating and also prevents rusting. If you maintain the seasonal layer well, cast iron will last a lifetime. Did rust developed anyway? Check out our tips for removing rust from cast iron. Use a type of vegetable oil that is suitable to use with high temperatures, such as linseed oil. Olive oil is not suitable. You can also use the Grill Guru Cast Iron Spray.
Rub the grate or pan clean with a steel wool scouring pad. Then apply a new seasoning layer.