Caring for your cast iron skillets

Never ever wash your cast iron pans with soap, not even the mildest washing-up liquid. It will destroy the seasoning of the pans and stop them from being non-stick.

Instead scrub your cast iron with coarse salt and a soft sponge. The salt is a natural abrasive and will absorb oil and lift away bits of food while preserving the pan's seasoning. Rinse away salt and wipe dry.

Wash cast iron with salt