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Jamie shows you how to care for your cast iron in this week's fun and informative video. Added on September 03 2010 | 74 Comments
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
I have two of the corn bread molds and they are a little rusty.. What should I do.. I really want to use them..
By Emilie Fernandez on January 20, 2013
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
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
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
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
Tank you !!! love Paula
By Carmen on November 06, 2012
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
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
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)
By Mema on May 06, 2012
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
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
How do you clean your cast iron if you can't use soap?
By jwknowles on February 04, 2012
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!
By Kim Lampert on December 30, 2011
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
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
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
thanks for the Cast Iron Skillet tips.
By Anonymous on October 07, 2011
Just wanted to let you know that we recently acquired a Paula Deen cast iron DUTCH OVEN and we are thrilled by it! I own two other sets of cookware,Queen cookware by Amway and Belgiques "tools of the Trade from Macys but your little cast iron Dutch oven blows them BOTH out of the water!I remember that my mother had a cast iron frying pan that she loved and I remember her rinsing it out and putting a little corn oil in it to keep it from rusting so I knew what to do when we got your cast iron Dutch oven! We love it and have taken to cooking almost everything in it!
By Lisa Simone on September 22, 2011
I learned a lot from this video. My question is Jamie, you said to never use soap to clean your cast iron pan. What should I clean it with? I am
very confused about the cleaning method. I do season it after every use with oil and then put it on the jet to dry. Pleas respond.
By Theresa Hoouser on September 11, 2011
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