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You’ve been cleaning your cast iron skillet all wrong – why you should actually be washing it with more than just water

LET’S SETTLE this debate once and for all: do you or do you not use soap to wash your cast iron skillet? According to a cast iron aficionado, you can totally use a little bit of dish soap to clean your cast iron skillet. For a really long time, people have had different opinions about […] ...

LET’S SETTLE this debate once and for all: do you or do you not use soap to wash your cast iron skillet?

According to a cast iron aficionado, you can totally use a little bit of dish soap to clean your cast iron skillet.

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An aficionado revealed how to clean your cast iron skillet[/caption]

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You can use a little bit of soap when you wash it[/caption]

For a really long time, people have had different opinions about how to wash a cast iron skillet.

It was previously claimed that, if you want to keep your cast iron seasoned, you shouldn’t scrub it or use soap on it.

If you did, you would then have to season it all over again with salt and oil.

But Cast Iron Chris, as he is lovingly known on social media, says otherwise.

“Soap is safe for your cast iron,” he claimed in a video.

“Back in the olden days, handmade soaps contained a lot of lye.

“Lye will strip your seasonings, but modern soaps don’t contain any lye in the finished product.

“Cleaning your cast iron properly ensures it will continue to look and cook fantastically.”

Following his advice, one woman added in the comment section: “Do not put it in the dishwasher though …or leave it sitting in the soapy sink.”

A second agreed with his advice and commented: “Plus soap strips oils, yes. But NOT SEASONING because of how it’s bonded once heated. Soap is ok to use, people!”

And a third said: “I have always used Dawn on them.

“When they are clean I heat them on the stove and do a small bit of oil.”

Previously, a savvy cleaning and cooking fanatic shared the extremely simple recipe of polishing the greasy bottom of the pan with barely any scrubbing involved – and we’re certain you already have the necessary ingredients.

Step one, according to the health guru, is sprinkling some salt which is then topped off with a generous dusting of baking powder.

The next step is pouring over a bit of dishwashing liquid and covering it all with a few tissues.

This leads us to the final ingredient – white vinegar.

Once the mixture’s marinated for a bit, all that’s left is removing the wet tissues, which will have absorbed all the hardened grease by now.

Use the remaining liquid to wipe the bottom of the pan properly and give it a good rinse – it will look brand new!

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This will break down any food residue without damaging the skillet[/caption]

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It’ll look brand new without losing its seasoning[/caption]

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