Cleaning a Cast Iron Stove with a Potato? Who Knew!

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Cast iron skillets are kind of kitchen superheroes and a homesteaders must have. You can use them for cakes, chicken, desserts, and more. Needless to say, they are on heavy rotation. The only tricky thing is cleaning it. Here is a cool way to clean and season it that’s easy and uses stuff you’ve probably got on hand.


All you need is coarse salt, a type of oil, and a potato.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Sprinkle a generous amount of salt into the skillet. Cut the potato in half so that it fits in the palm of your hand. Place the spud, flat side down, onto the pan and scrub, pretty vigorously, in a circular motion. Once the pan is clean, rinse with water and pat dry.

Almost done...To season, pour a small amount of oil into the skillet and spread evenly with a paper towel so that the whole thing is covered in a thin layer. Place the skillet in the preheated oven for one hour. Remove from the oven, wipe off any excess oil and you’re ready to go.

There is nothing that should get between you and your giant chocolate chip cookie!

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