Cast Iron Cooking Can Save Money

Pretty sets of cookware are tempting, but pretty wears off with the enamel or Teflon. Cast iron lasts a lifetime if properly cared for. It cooks evenly, predictably and they're the only few pieces of cookware you'll ever need. Keep it away from the dishwasher and soap, season it (simple process) regularly and enjoy never tossing another skillet!
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March 13, 20180 found this helpful

I love my cast iron frying pans. I agree that they will last forever with the proper care.

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March 20, 20180 found this helpful

Second this. I was given an expensive All-Clad pan as a gift, and much prefer my cast iron.

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March 21, 20180 found this helpful

Have used cast iron all my married life. (60) yrs this Oct. Learned about their use and care from my Mom.

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March 27, 20181 found this helpful

It used to be that you couldn't use soap on cast iron because it contained lye. Lye removed the seasoning. Today the dish soap - such as Dawn does not contain lye, so it's safe to use it on greasy pans and skillets. I do it all the time with no loss of seasoning at all. If cast iron is properly seasoned, dish soap will not affect the seasoning. I have used cast iron for years and absolutely love it. Also, check the many cast iron sites on Facebook. If you want to learn more on the care of cast iron, check them out. Also TONS of recipes too.

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May 6, 20180 found this helpful

I agree with LeeAnne67. I'm 66 yrs old and have never had to re-season my Mom's cast iron skillets. I've used and washed her skillets since I was a teenager. I wash them with liquid dish soap and hand dry them, and never let them air dry, as this causes rust spots.

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If I'm making several skillets of cornbread, I just wipe the skillet out with a paper towel and make the next pan of cornbread.

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