Cleaning cast iron is a real pain a lot of the time. Scrubbing off every bit of food while still keeping it in great condition can be challenging.
Believe it or not, I guarantee you already have what you need to clean your cast iron perfectly. You use it in cooking all the time, it’s super cheap to get, and it’s totally delicious.
Well, it’s none other than a potato and some course salt. That’s right, all along all you’ve needed to get your cast iron in perfect shape was a potato.
All you have to do is cut your potato in half, cover the inside of the pan with course salt, and scrub. You can use the skinned side of the potato for harder scrubbing.
Scrub the entire pan with the potato and the salt until you’ve removed all of the food residue. Potatoes contain natural oxalic acid, which is found in a lot of household cleaners, and is an rust dissolving agent!
Once you get all of the bits off, you can rinse the pan off with hot water. Dry off your pan with a paper towel, then you can season your pan.
Just cover the pan in a very thin layer of oil, then wipe off excess with a paper towel. Now you’re ready to use your pan again!
How do you clean your cast iron?