Steps for cleaning and seasoning your cast iron

Caring for your cast iron is simple. Unlike other products, it isn’t necessary to wash or scrub Barebones cast iron before use. Each piece is pre-seasoned with natural, organic oils, and packaged to send to its new home. Move it directly from package to stove, oven, or fire pit.  

Below are straightforward steps on how to clean cast iron after use. If you follow these general rules, your cast iron will stay well maintained for years to come.


 Cast Iron Cleaning

  1. Make sure to clean your cast iron with hot water and our Stainless Steel Cleaning Mesh. Avoid using soap when cleaning to prevent rust. 
  2. Dry the pan on the stove or over a flame. Cast iron is porous, so this is an efficient way to do so thoroughly.  
  3. When the pan has cooled, lightly coat the interior surface of the cast iron with cooking oil, like olive or avocado, to maintain seasoning. 
  4. If storing for extended periods, cover with a towel to prevent dust from attaching to the oiled surface.

Cast Iron Seasoning

Our Cast Iron comes pre-seasoned and ready to use. If you find that food starts to stick to the surface of the pan while cooking, try re-seasoning. (This should be a fairly infrequent.)

To season:

    1. Wash with warm soapy water (this is the only time you should use soap), then rinse and dry thoroughly. Make sure to scrub away any food residue or rust stuck to the pan. 
    2. Apply a thin coat of high heat cooking oil to the inside and outside.
    3. Place upside down in a 325F oven for one hour. Place aluminum foil on lower rack to catch drips. Let cool before removing.
    4. When the pan has cooled, lightly coat the interior surface of the cast iron with cooking oil, like olive or avocado, to maintain seasoning. 

 


 

That’s it! Enjoy your cast iron. 

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