The Shortcut

Cleaning Your Cast Iron

Three universal rules for maintaining your beloved skillet.

Everybody loves cast iron pans. As they should—their propensity for getting (and staying) really hot make for excellent cookware. But how to maintain them? The Internet is chock-full of opinions on the best methods for cleaning and seasoning your beloved and long-lasting skillets. The Shortcut sorted through several of them—some good, others not—and discovered three universal rules. They’re detailed in the video above.