How To Clean Cast Iron Pans Without Water
Instead of using water, try this method instead. It works very well without risking the seasoned finish. Furthermore, this method works fantastic when you’re camping.
- After cooking with your cast iron pot, use dry paper towels to wipe out as much food residue as you can.
- Place the cast iron over a heat source and get it warm, but not so hot that you can’t touch it.
- For sticky food residues, sprinkle course salt in the bottom of the cast iron pot. Use a cloth or paper towel to work the salt into the gunky areas of the pot and loosen the food residues.
- Wipe the pot out again, using dry paper towels.
- If stubborn stains remain, add a little oil to the warm cast iron, and scrape at the those stubborn areas with a spatula. Warm oil works wonders at cleaning cast iron!
- Remember that after every cleaning of your cast iron, you must apply a fresh coat of oil to the surface. Wipe excess oil away with paper towels before storing your cast iron pots and pans.