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I Had No Idea This Was The Only Way You’re Supposed To Clean Cast Iron. Did You Know Too?

11. January 2017 - By Diana M. Nichols

If you’re like us, you just love cooking with cast iron. The even heat, the versatility of stovetop to oven cooking, the ability to fry, saute, bake, and more in just one pan…it all makes cast iron the ultimate choice in cookware.

But with all that power comes immense responsibility. And that is where cast iron loses us. The cleaning, care, and seasoning of cast iron skillets is just too much work. Luckily, we’ve discovered this genius video that makes cooking with cast iron a breeze! You have got to check it out.

This brilliant video has been viewed over 1.4 million times, and is helping home cooks take their culinary game to the next level. Here’s what users are saying:

“I’ve been cooking with cast iron for years and these tips are spot on! If you are serious about learning to cook, you need at least 1 good cast iron skillet. Treat it right and it will last forever.”

“Been using my Grandfathers handed down cast Iron forever. I love it. I use it for just about everything and it always cooks meat in a way that no other pan would. So good.”

The most important part of mastering cast iron cooking is knowing what to cook and not to cook in your cast iron pan. We’ve created a quick start guide to knowing when the time is right for cast iron.

What to Cook in Your Cast Iron Pan

Meats that need a hard sear but shouldn’t be scorched, like steak, or roasts that should be browned before braising, perform beautifully in a cast iron.

Stir-fries are another great cast iron option because the pan’s ability to hold heat is similar to that of a wok.

Perfectly golden-brown roasted vegetables with a crunchy exterior crust can be created by dumping your trusty rimmed sheet pan in favor of a large cast iron skillet.

Fried eggs are best cooked up in a cast iron skillet. However, be wary of scrambled eggs and frittatas, which can get gummy and stick to a poorly-seasoned pan.

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