How to Clean your Cast Iron
We recommend hand washing after each use with warm water. You don’t have to use soap to clean your cast iron but if you have a stubborn bit of food that won’t come off you can wash with mild soapy water.
Did you know: Cookware reaches a temperature of 400ºF / 200ºC in 4 minutes on medium heat and is sterile at 212ºF / 100ºC, so cleaning with soap isn’t necessary.
We do not recommend cleaning cast iron in a dishwasher, using strong detergents or metal scouring pads as they remove seasoning.
Frequently Asked Questions
My cast iron has started to rust do I need to buy a new one?
No need to buy a new one! Simply scour off the rust, rinse, dry thoroughly and then coat with a thin layer of vegetable oil.
Rust occurs when the protective seasoning has worn off which is why we recommend applying a light coat of oil after each wash.
Food has started to stick to the surface of my cast iron, what can I do?
Maintaining the seasoning by applying a light coat of oil after each wash should help to stop this from happening but if it does start to stick or the iron starts to look grey or dull, simply re-season your cast iron. Follow the steps listed above.