If you have a cast-iron skillet then you know how easily it gets dirty – and cleaning them seems like this difficult chore, right? Well, I am here to tell you that you can easily get rid of all the burnt food, build-up, grease, rust, and other stubborn impurities with just one household ingredient – baking soda! Of course, this cleaning will require a lot of scrubbing and elbow grease, however, it’s all worth it in the end!
How To Do It?
Prepare your baking soda and a scouring pad. Add a cup of warm water to the skillet, sprinkle the baking soda all over the pad, and start scrubbing. Keep in mind that this will take a while so you might want to play your favourite songs or turn on a podcast to listen to. This is how I deal with annoying and time-consuming tasks – I either play music or listen to a podcast or a book. That way, I don’t feel like I have wasted time because I enjoy whatever I am listening to (and if it’s a book or a podcast, I learn something valuable while doing my chores).
Keep sprinkling more baking soda if necessary and keep scrubbing until the water turns really dirty.
Once you are done, rinse the skillet. If you need to, reapply more baking soda and pour more water, and scrub until the skillet is spotless. Finally, rinse it with hot soapy water.
In order to avoid rust from appearing on your skillet, you will need to oil it. I use olive oil to do that. I apply a small amount of the oil to a cloth then I buff it into the skillet!