Use & Care

Using Cast Iron Cookware

Cooking with cast iron is not difficult though it will take some time to be accustomed to it. A cast iron skillet would get better for cooking with more use.

  1. Always preheat your cast iron cookware on low heat before cooking. Remember that the handle can become hot, so use caution and handle it with oven mitts or potholders.
  2. Due to the manufacturing process, each cast iron piece may have cosmetic irregularities, but these don't affect its performance.
  3. If rust appears on your cast iron skillet due to exposure to moisture, simply wipe it off and apply a small amount of oil to prevent further rusting.

First Use

  1. Before cooking, preheat your cast iron cookware on low heat for 4 to 5 minutes. When using a new skillet, add a little extra oil.
  2. Recommended dishes for the first use include sautéing onions, baking cornbread, roasting vegetables, or frying various foods, as these help build seasoning.
  3. Avoid cooking acidic foods such as tomatoes, wine, citrus, or vinegar initially to protect the seasoning.
  4. Avoid prolonged simmering with salty liquids during the early use stages.

Cleaning and Maintenance

  1. Never put your pan in the dishwasher
  2. Allow your cast iron skillet to cool down after cooking.
  3. Place the skillet in the sink under hot running water and use a small amount of gentle dish soap if desired.
  4. Scrub away any food debris using a sturdy paper towel, soft sponge, or dish brush. Avoid abrasive cleaners and scouring pads.
  5. Rinse the skillet thoroughly and then place it back on the stove or in the oven for a few minutes to ensure complete drying. Avoid soaking it in the sink.