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Old 08-16-2011, 10:58 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by jennyema View Post
If your pan is already well-seasoned it's perfectly fine to use dish soap and hot water. Make sure you dry it completely.

I never ever just wipe it. There's too much gunk in it.

I use hot water and a scrungie or hot water, soap and a scrungie.
I too scrub my cast iron skillets, but never with soap, just hot water and a SCRUBBLE stainless steel scrubber. Then I dry it thoroughly with paper towels, apply a light coat of bacon juice to the interior surfaces, and put it on a hot burner with the vent fan on until it quits smoking.
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:04 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by CharlieD View Post
Whatever you do, make sure it is dry when you done with it.
Absolutely! CharlieD is dead on with that advice. Also, wipe a thin coating of oil on the cooking surface before putting away. Wipe the excess oil out wit a paper towel.

When cooking with cast iron, it's best to pre-heat the pan before adding any oil. This will make the pan even more stick-free.
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