If you are planning to buy cast iron cookware, then the most important question for you is obviously which cast iron cookware is the best. However, this is not the only thing that you need to worry about. Once you have bought your favourite Meyer cast iron cookware skillet, pan or pot, you need to ensure that you treat it right so that it can stay with you happy and healthy for a long, long time.
Now that you know which cast iron cookware is the best for you (Meyer pre-seasoned cast iron off-course), we will help you avoid the most common mistakes to keep from ruining your beloved cookware.
Soaking it in water
Iron can rust, especially hot iron which means that your just-cooked-in-skillet is at a real risk of rusting when you let it soak.
Putting it in dishwasher
Let us just put it very clearly, “Do not put your cast iron pan in the dishwasher”. Why? Because all that work you put into the seasoning and caring for it will disappear once your pots go through that once cycle in the dishwasher.
Cleaning it with soap
Use soap for the first wash of your cookware- give it a good rinse with hot soapy water and that is that. After the first wash, use hot water, salt and a non-abrasive brush and no soap.
Storing it drippy or wet
Remember to always give your pot or pan a good last wipe with a dry towel before storing it- water leads to rust and rust is the biggest nemesis of your cast iron cookware.
Not seasoning or completely forgoing seasoning
Remember, seasoning is important. This is what will keep your cookware going strong for generations to come.