Once you have a seasoned skillet, you should be able to cook just about anything in it and not have food stick. Use a straight edge metal spatula to scrape food bits out of the skillet and then do a light washing. Avoid using too much soap. You will need to get in the habit of seasoning the pan after each cleaning, and it only takes a few minutes and it is soooo worth it. The truth is, cast iron is a much healthier option for cooking. You do not experience the toxic fumes from non-stick pans. And the iron from the skillet pan is actually better for you than things like aluminum (scientists are finding that aluminum is causing many degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s).
- Clean it after each use. Scraping bits out of it with a metal spatula.
- Re-season it after each time you use it. It gets better the more you use it!
- Don’t let it stay wet or it will rust. Dry it out after you wash it and then oil it and heat it up.