Cast Iron is thick and heavy & therefore takes longer to heat up than regular metal pans. It retains and stores heat a lot longer than normal cookware due to the thick iron construction.
Cleaning Your Cast Iron Cookware
- Using a large amount of detergent on cast iron can degrade and damage the seasoning.
- Using hot water and a quick scrub with a sponge is recommended.
- A small amount of soapy water can be used to help remove the tough food build up.
- Smearing olive oil over your cast iron is a great way of preventing rust.
- When seasoning your cast iron cookware, it helps to use the correct oil. Flaxseed oil is the food-grade equivalent to linseed oil. It’s a drying oil that transforms into a solid, tough coat.