Make your Old Cast Iron Cookware Like New!

Instead, of throwing away, your old cast iron learn how to Make your Old Cast Iron Cookware Like New! There is some truth to the saying; they don't make things like they used to. While there is a move towards more artisan quality products, many of the things we buy today, don't last as long as they used to, and we find ourselves throwing them away much too quickly. This cleaning tip on how to make your old cast iron cookware look like new again is a good reminder that sometimes all it takes is a little elbow grease to bring things back to their former glory. Cast iron fry pans can be used for whatever recipes you are cooking from stew recipes, soup recipes and more. Cast iron pans also do not have the unhealthy non-stick coating we hear so much about today, and they are known for distributing the heat evenly, and will last for years, with some cast iron pans being over one hundred years old.

To recondition and re-season your old, antique cast iron frying pans to use again for recipes you will need some heavy duty oven cleaner, some rubber gloves, white distilled vinegar, garbage bags, and paper towels. To start this cleaning tip you'll want to put on the rubber gloves as the oven cleaner can burn your hands, so you'll want to make sure to be careful. Then cover the entire cast iron fry pan with the oven cleaner, and place the pan in a garbage bag and seal so that the cleaner won't dry out, this step will take two to three days for the cleaner to loosen up and remove the old seasoning.

Cast iron frying pans are just one of the frying pans you might consider for use in recipes. Cast iron cookware has been around for a long time and is known to have excellent heat retention properties. Seasoning is used to protect bare cast iron cookware from rust and to create a surface that is non-stick. The different types of bare cast iron cookware can include waffle irons, Dutch ovens, panini presses, crepe makers, frying pans, deep fryers, woks, flattop grills, and griddles. You will find that cast iron cookware has been used for cooking for over two thousand years. Cast iron cookware was used as early as the Han Dynasty in China for use with salt evaporation. Cast iron cooking pots and cauldrons were a treasured cookware items as they were durable and excellent at retaining heat so that they would improve the quality of the prepared meal. In Europe, before the kitchen stove was introduced in the middle of the 19th century, recipes were often cooked in the hearth or the fireplace, so cooking pots and pans were designed for use in the hearth. This meant that all of the cooking vessels were designed to be suspended on, or in a fireplace. So cast iron pots were made with handles that allowed them to be hung over a fire, or with legs so that they could stand up in the fireplace. Cast iron Dutch ovens were a commonly used cooking pan that was called a spider because of its handle and three legs used to stand up in the coals and ashes of the fire. You will find cast iron fry pans and cookware still used in kitchens throughout the world.

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