We love to eat mouth watering food. Some of us find joy in cooking and sharing them too. But how many of us like to do the dishes and wash the utensils after we cook? Few of us like this inevitable chore in our kitchens. Sometimes it’s because we’ve been doing everything wrong all this time. Many of us complain that our cast iron pans don’t last long or that they aren’t cleaned properly. Well, there’s a good chance we used regular dish soap and scrub to clean the pan.
But what if we told you that you don’t need to use soap to wash your favorite pots ?. Yes, you read that right! Take a look at this cleaning hack.
An Instagram page named âbrunchwithbabsâ shared tips for washing a cast iron skillet through a video. The right way seems to be a well-kept secret. The caption read: “How to clean a cast iron skillet with a secret ingredient !!!”
Here are the steps mentioned in the video:
1. No soap
The rule of thumb for cleaning the pan is not to use soap. Traditionally, soaps tend to remove oil and could strip seasoning from the inside surface of the pan. This is considered harmful to the quality of the pan.
2. Sprinkle with salt
Instead of using soap, use a good amount of salt to clean the pan. Salt the pan and distribute it evenly.
3. Use a potato
Ditch regular scouring pads. Instead, just take a potato and start rubbing the salt pan with it. The skin of the potato helps us to clean the crevices of the pan.
4. Use a coffee filter
After rubbing the pan with a potato, clean it with coffee filter paper. This is preferable to paper towels or other cleaning papers because the coffee filters do not fall out.
5. Rinse and dry
The next step is to rinse the pan with tap water. After washing it, dry it with a towel.
6. Heat the pan
A pro tip for cleaning pans is to reheat the pan. If it’s not already hot, put the dried pan on low.
7. Pour in oil
Pour a little oil into the hot pan and coat the surface with a thin layer. Use a paper towel to spread it evenly over the surface.
Store it in a dry place until next use.
Here is the video:
This cleaning tip can help us clean cast iron stoves better.