Ask Evan: Maintaining Cast Iron Cookware

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Every Tuesday I answer a question from a Good Food listener.  You can email me a question, leave one on Facebook or add one in the comments section here.  This week’s question comes from Sonya:

I’d like to know the proper way to maintain cast iron cookware. I have a new pan that is beautiful, and a 35 year old pan that is gray, scratched, and cooks wonderfully. Any suggestions?

Seasoned Cast Iron skilletI love my cast iron pots.  Once they are properly seasoned they will give you years of trouble free non-stick cooking (and a little extra iron in your diet).  Check out this website.  It is the most complete I’ve ever seen to learn every bit of minutiae you might want to re-season an old pan or season a new one that comes with a factory coating. It’s from the website What’s Cooking in America.