Cleaning cast iron pans to make them last longer
Cast iron is a very popular material for kitchen enthusiasts. Cast iron utensils allow for healthy, delicious and above all economical cooking.
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Indeed, the latter allows to maintain a diffuse and homogeneous temperature and also preserves the taste and benefits of the food.
Have you fallen in love with cast iron tableware or would you like to invest in this type of utensil?
Here are a multitude of tips for cleaning your cast iron pots and pans and for optimizing the life of all your cast iron dishes.
Traditional cast iron or cast aluminium: a complete range
You will find a great variety of cast iron tableware: pans, sautéers, frying pans, casseroles and even teapots. These kitchen utensils can be made of cast iron or aluminum.
You should know that traditional cast iron is ideal for simmering. The heat comes gradually and is maintained evenly.
Traditional cast iron is much heavier than cast aluminum. The latter allows for quick heating of food without burning it and also allows for the creation of small simmering dishes.
Unlike traditional cast iron, cast aluminum is not sticky. The common point between traditional cast iron and cast aluminum is maintenance.
Cleaning cast iron pots and pans
The maintenance of cast iron pots and pans, like any cast iron utensil, is different.
It is important to know that if you take good care of it, this type of tableware can be maintained for years.
In order to provide you with adapted and above all quality advice, we have contacted La Casserolerie’s customer service.
Why choose cast iron? Cast iron tableware is perfect for simmering pans.
The heat is diffused gradually, gently and evenly. Food is not burned, not attacked. Its flavor is preserved as well as its benefits.
How do you clean a cast iron skillet or pot?
To clean your cast iron pans, you should soak them and remove the largest one with a wooden spoon.
Since the enamel that forms the coating of cast iron utensils is fragile and porous, a dish brush should be used instead of a scraper.
It is important to know that a cast iron pan has a “coating”. If you wear it out, the food will always stick to that particular spot.
Do not put your cast iron utensils in the dishwasher.
How long can we expect to keep our cast iron dishes?
All traditional cast iron items can be used for 20 years. Cast aluminum items can be used for 8 to 10 years.
Of course, the life of your dishes depends on the frequency of use and maintenance.