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Use and Care Instructions for Pre-seasoned Cast Iron Cookware
Let's take the Cast Iron Skillet as an example.
How to start using cast iron skillet?
Thoroughly clean the pot with hot water (do not use detergent) and let the cast iron skillet dry completely. Before cooking, apply vegetable oil to the surface of the cast iron pan and slowly preheat the pan. Remember! Always start with a small fire and slowly heat up. When the cast iron pan is properly heated, cooking can begin.
Tip: Avoid cooking foods that are very cold at the beginning, so it's easy to stick the food to the skillet.
Note: The cast iron handle will become very hot after cooking. Be sure to wear hot gloves to move your cast iron pan and cast iron frying pan.
How to clean cast iron cookware?
After cooking, wait for the cast iron pan to cool, use hot water and a melon cloth to scrub, and avoid using detergent. (Do not throw the hot pot directly into the cold water, because this will cause the pan to crack)
Tip: If there is food stuck to the bottom of the pan which is not easy to clean, you can use the cast iron skillet to boil some boiling water, so you can easily remove it.
Immediately use a rag to apply a thin layer of vegetable oil to the cast iron skillet while the skillet is still warm.
Tip: Please avoid the natural drying of the cast iron skillet. This will lead to rust.
Put the skillet in a dry and ventilated place. If your cast iron skillet has a lid, use a towel or newspaper between the lid and the skillet. This allows air to circulate, preventing moisture from accumulating in the cookware and causing rust.
Please do not use the dishwasher to wash.
If there are some factors cause the skillet rust. It doesn't matter, please use advanced sandpaper or stainless steel brush to remove the rust and season the skillet again.
Please note: For the cast iron griddle, you need to preheat the whole griddle before you use and it can avoid bending or cracking due to temperature differences.
How to re-season cast iron cookware?
If you use your cast iron cookware following the use and care instructions, your cast iron pot should be black and bright! You may need to re-season the pot because of some factors. If the food burns on the surface, or if you feel the color is gray and dull, you may need to repeat the process of seasoning the pot.
Thoroughly brush the cast iron pan with hot water, steel brush and detergent. (A cleanser can be used during the seasoning process) Thoroughly clean the skillet and dry it with a rag. Apply a thin layer of vegetable oil (such as salad oil, grape seed oil, etc.) to your pot. Spread a layer of foil on the shelf of the oven to catch the dripping grease.
The temperature of the oven is set at 180 to 200 degrees Celsius (350 to 400 degrees in Fahrenheit degree), and the skillet is placed face down in the oven. Allow the pan to be baked in the oven for at least one hour. After an hour, turn off the oven and allow the pan to cool naturally in the oven and store it in a well-ventilated, dry place.