Rusty cast iron skillet

Discover how to restore and season a rusty cast iron skillet to bring back its original glory. Get ready to cook delicious meals with this timeless kitchen essential.

Cast iron skillets get better with age- as long as you’re consistently cooking with them, and as long as you don’t clean them with soap. If it’s been ages since you’ve actually used your skillet, chances are it’s in need of some TLC. Covered in rust, you say? No problem! Reach for these three simple kitchen staples to help you return your pan to its former glory. Coarse saltOil (vegetable, olive- even Crisco works!

Megan Jernigan