With these techniques, you’ll be well on your way to creating delicious meals with your cast iron skillet.
Restoring cast iron is a time consuming job, but it is not a very difficult task. People are often eager to get rid of old cast iron cookware. But if you have a little patience you can restore them as good as new and save a lot of money.
Resilient to abuse and versatile by nature, ‘Cast’ iron was so named because it is made by ‘casting’ (pouring) molten iron into a mold. The 1830’s through the middle of the 1850’s was a period when cooking vessels – and the stoves on which to cook with them – were made of cast iron, and made in abundance. Fanciful castings were also in great demand during this time for windows, furniture and lawn decorations.
Cast iron has been used in food preparation for centuries and for good reasons. Cast iron is one of the few materials around that is durable enough to last hundreds of years.
The case for and against cast iron cookware is often ill made by ill informed persons with other objectives in mind. Here we try to set the record straight contrasting the many benefits against the disadvantages.