Using and Cleaning Cast Iron Skillets
I enjoy cooking and some of my best tools are cast iron cookware. They are great for searing, maintaining temperature and go from the cooktop the the oven! One of my favorite ways to cook steaks is to turn the oven on as hot as it will go (550 degrees) and preheat the skillet, put it on high heat on the stove and sear each side for about 2 minutes and put it in the oven for about 11-12 minutes for medium rare. And, did I mention cast iron skillet baked corn bread or corn bread muffins????
When I mention cast iron cookware to my friends, many don't have them or are not sure how to maintain them. It is really quite easy. I have a set that I have collected over the years that are mix and match but are originals. If you can find old skillets and pans at Grandma's or at a flea market- grab them. They just don't make them like they did in the "ole days"! Some of the best manufacturers were Griswold and Lodge, Lodge still makes them today but I don't think the same way.
I came across this video that shows you how easy it is to clean and maintain your cast iron cookware-- we call it keeping them seasoned!