Caring for Your Purchase

Decoration Only Purchase

Dust lightly with a soft cloth as needed. (Water and cleaning products are not recommended.)

Seasoned for Use Option

Clean and oil your cookware after every use. Some activities may remove a bit of your seasoning, such as cooking acidic foods, using excessive heat, or scrubbing with abrasive utensils or scouring pads. Here are some simple cleaning and maintenance steps to ensure the seasoning remains intact for quality cooking:

Step 1 – Wash your cast iron cookware by hand. You can use a small amount of soap, if needed. Use a pan scraper for stuck on food. For extra sticky situations, simmer a little water for 1 minute, then use the scraper after the pan has cooled.

Step 2 – Dry promptly and thoroughly with a lint-free cloth or paper towel. If you notice a little black residue on your towel, it’s just seasoning and is perfectly normal.

Step 3 – Rub a very light layer of cooking oil onto all surfaces of your cookware. Use a paper towel to wipe the surface until no oil residue remains.

Seasoning forms a natural, easy-release cooking surface and helps prevent your pan from rusting. It may take a little extra care, but a well-seasoned cast iron pan will last for generations.