Care for Your Cast Iron

Jamie shows you how to care for your cast iron in this week's fun and informative video. Added on September 03 2010 | 84 Comments

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Thank you Jamie for this information. I love my cast iron pan . I have a large pan and it is so heavy but the food that comes out taste so good, flavor wise.

By DEBBIE SCATA on April 19, 2014

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Thanks for the reminder. I also love cast iron!

By June Hendrickson on April 19, 2014

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Thank you! Great tips to know. I did not know I should not be putting my cast iron in soapy water! YIKES!! Thanks again. Love ya Paula & Jamie

By Susan Stark on April 19, 2014

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I have had several frying pans for over 50 years and rarely use them Thanks a lot for telling me how to season them. This was and excellent videol Very helpful Keep the videos coming.

By browneyes on April 18, 2014

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I enjoyed your tips very much. I do have one question, I have a glass top stove, do you cook with your iron cookware on your glass top stove?

By Sara Morgan on April 18, 2014

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I was married for 56 years so I have accumulated a lot of cast iron pots and pans, mostly from Lodge in Tennessee. I don't ever have to season my frying pans, but my Dutch Oven gets rusted if I cook vegetables in it. It is newer than the other stuff. Also after all those years, my cornstick pan always needs reseasoning. Why is that? Thanks for the tips Jamie. I really appreciate you and your Mom.

By Sue Martin on April 18, 2014

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You're always telling me how you are going to use Cast Iron so I watched this on Paula Deen today and she shows you how to clean it, well not her, her son tells you how to clean it.

By Darling on April 18, 2014

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just made a comment, but don't see it Is there a delay or...

By teeny2 on September 27, 2013

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I bought my very heavy 11" made in Taiwan cast iron skillet in 1972. I use it for steaks, pork chops, fried rice etc. Immediately after use and while still hot I put soapy water in it on low flame while scraping with a metal spatula 'til smooth. Then wash it with the rest of the dishes and dry it on the stove over low flame. That way there is no transfer of food tastes from previous foods. Never gets any rust. Love that skillet.

By teeny2 on September 27, 2013

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I avoided buying a cast iron because I did not know how to take care of it. Thought it was too complicated, my mother who had one for many years passed away a long time ago, hers was always shinny. I now know the simple secret of keeping it beautiful. Thank you and I love you Paula Deen. Can't wait to see you come back. Lucia September 9, 2013

By savery_l@hotmail.com on September 09, 2013

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I purchased a cast iron casserole pan and it said it was pre-seasoned. However, when I cooked pinto beans in it, they turned a dark color and the taste was different. What should I have done or how can I prevent this from happening again? I have not used it since. I purchased two and was going to give one as a wedding gift but am hesitant about doing so now.

By Margaret on February 22, 2013

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Hi There, I have two of the corn bread molds and they are a little rusty.. What should I do.. I really want to use them.. Thanks, Emilie

By Emilie Fernandez on January 20, 2013

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great viedo i have my grandmothers iron skillets love them bake corn bread in it love the crust on the bottom of the bread love the show that youll do

By paulette hayes on November 09, 2012

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Thank you so much for this... I have several of my Mama's and Grand Mama's cast iron pans and I will be able to have them forever..... thank you again.

By Tammy Brasfield on November 09, 2012

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I have a big castiron kettle i seasoned it good like i do my skillets .but when i cook in it the food turns black .i tried fresh green beans an pinto beans .had to dump them out .what can i do? thanks love your recipte

By margaret coyle on November 08, 2012

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HELP!!!! HELP!!!! HELP!!!! I was fortunate enough, a few years ago, to find a very large cast iron roasting pan (11"widex20"longx3"deep no lid) at a local flea market...(I payed like $5 for it)... with all good intentions of cleaning it up and reseasoning it and putting it to use... like I said, that was a few years ago... I recently got the roaster out to clean it up for the holiday roasting, to my dismay, the inside bottom is all rusted... #1.. is this a hopeless case? #2.. what is the BEST way to revive this beautiful old cast iron roaster... remove the rust and reaseaon to be able to use it as it was intended???

By Pam on November 06, 2012

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Tank you !!! love Paula

By Carmen on November 06, 2012

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Thanks, Jamie. I just pulled out my old 8" cast iron skillet and it looked liked it needed resurfacing. I love to cook my corn bread in cast iron.

By Angelofmcy on October 29, 2012

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What kind of dutch oven were you usins in the shoe with the cute irishman and you made irish lamb stew with cabbage?? I love tha\e swirl on the lid. Love to you and God bless

By Phyllis J Kokoropoulos on October 15, 2012

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I have loads of Paula Deen 'inspired' dishes, love her candles in the mini cast iron skillets. BUT NOWHERE have I seen where we can 'season' them and use them for cooking (eggs, or whatever) Please help!!

By Mema on May 06, 2012

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