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A potato pan washer?

I just read a tip to clean a cast iron pan with a cut potato. I can't wait to try it. 
Here are the links to the tip and how to season a cast iron pan, another thing I'd been wondering how to do.

How To Clean Cast Iron Cookware
How To Season Cast Iron Cookware
I have two cast iron pans. One a grill pan with iron from China and another a small pan from America, both weigh about the same even though the grill pan is bigger (it's also thinner). The grill pan is great because it warms up quicker, but it's full of rust now. Cleaning it with steel wool is a pain an it never seem to work. Now I know the trick. Potato... Then to re-season both.

Another cool tip from here is to put the pan upside down when you bake it to season it. Never thought of that!


  1. I've been learning how to use my cast iron pan (bought it about 6 months ago.) One thing that helps is having an olive oil mister. After I use the pan, I just wipe it out with a paper towel, give it a quick misting of olive oil, and then rub it in. Important to keep my cast iron fully functional, since I threw out my old non-stick pan last week.

  2. I learned a few interesting things Melissa,
    1. apparently cooking tomatoes or acidic stuff on a iron pan is a no-no
    2. once a pan is not seasoned, it's a pain, canola oil seasoning leaves the pan sticky.
    3. apparently avocado oil (where to find it??) is the best
    4. Those pans, they get real hot, as my burnt finger tip can attest.


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