How to clean your cast iron pan so that it lasts for generations

Updated: August 16, 2017

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If you’re lucky enough to have inherited a cast iron skillet from your parents or grandparents, you already know that with proper care, iron cookware is a gift that keeps on giving.

But for those who still cling to Teflon to shrug off a little elbow grease, upgrading to a well-maintained cast iron skillet can offer a versatile, naturally non-stick surface that lasts longer, cooks uniformly at higher temperatures, and can last generations! All your skillet needs is a little TLC, and we’re here to help.