How to clean and season cast iron cookware instructions are given here as castiron cookware needs extra care before you start using it for cooking their food. Just washing is not enough.
Cooking in cast iron cookware is considered an healthier option compared to non stick cookware. These instructions will work for all kinds of cast iron as well as iron cookware.
You may have bought a new cast iron pan or you may want to use an old cookware that you inherited or that has been lying around unused for sometime.
These cleaning and seasoning instructions work for both kind of cookware.
I have some cast iron cookware that I have been using using for quite some time.
This flat cast iron dosa/pancake tava, in the image below, I use it regularly. It has become nonstick
after washing and seasoning.
I have received questions about cleaning and seasoning cast iron cookware. Today I am cleaning and seasoning a new cast iron tawa.
These instructions work for new cast iron cookware or old rusted cookware.
People have been using the convenient nonstick cookware and finding that the nonstick coating gets damaged after some use.
Even when the nonstick coating is good, it is not considered good for our health.
Many people are now going back to the old
fashioned healthy cookware, cast iron, stone or clay cookware.
Your tava may be new or old but rusted. If it is rusted, you may need to use a stainless steel scrubber to rub and loosen and remove the rust. You may need more time and efforts to remove rust.
After washing finally, wipe and dry with a kitchen cloth. Now we will do the seasoning of our cast iron tava.
What you need for seasoning cast iron cookware :
Tips and variations
There is no need to wash the cast iron tava every time if you use it frequently. Just wipe with a tissue and it is ready to use.
If you wash it after some use, dry well, apply oil and store.
There should not be any water remaining on the cookware as it will start rusting again.