3 Tips For Cleaning Your Cast Iron Pan

RVers love cooking with cast iron, and no wonder; cast iron pans are versatile, distribute heat evenly, and keep food warm for a long time.

Let's take a look at a few cast iron cleaning tips so that your pans will be a joy to cook with for years to come.

1. Never soak a cast iron pan in water

Soaking a cast iron pan in water will errode its seasoned surface and cause food to stick to it. When the surface is erroded, you’ll need to season the pan again.

2. Use mild dish soap and warm water to clean

After you’ve removed any stuck-on food with a scrub brush or sponge, add a few drops of mild dish soap and a little warm water.

When you’re done, rinse the pan with warm water and dry with a dish towel.

3. Always oil your cast iron pan after you clean it

Pour a little oil over the bottom. Use a wad of paper towels to spread the oil over the bottom of the pan and around the sides.

Allow the pan to cool and then wipe out any excess oil.