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 | 77 Comments

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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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Jamie and I bascially asscomplish the same however my Granny Branch taught me this way, wash with mild soap and water ( or start cleaning with table salt ) heat on top of the stove electric works too, while the cast iron is very hot grab a paper towel that has been swipped in Crisco and rub into the cast iron, let cool overnight on top of the stove. Take care and blessings. I season my fry pan each time I use it.

By Patti Meyer on February 29, 2012

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I purchased one of Paula Dean's casseroles recently at Ross Stores and it stated that it was pre-seasoned. Unfortunately, it rusted badly (especially under the cover). What do you suggest I do?

By Betty Johnson Loriz on February 16, 2012

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How do you clean your cast iron if you can't use soap?

By jwknowles on February 04, 2012

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Thanks! I didn't know that you reseasoned cast iron skillets, but I knew mine needed it. I'm using it like crazy lately, since I bought the Paula Deen Southern Cooking Bible! smile

By Kim Lampert on December 30, 2011

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Thanks for the information on how to reseason my mother's cast iron skillets. How often do I need to reseason the skillet's? I don't remember my mom ever reseasoning these skillets, but they need it, I have learned. I do not use them as much as my mom did. Thanks Again!!

By Kathleen Gravett on December 27, 2011

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great! Contained the info that I need.... a suggestion,...just one more detail that I think you should add is... how often should a pot or pan be reseasoned? Thanks!

By Billie on December 07, 2011

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Thank you for the tips on caring for a Cast Iron Skillet. I wash them and then coat with butter before using but you method seems better.

By Jeremiah Lyles on October 08, 2011

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