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  1. Cast iron is my favorite! I am an avid junkin picker. I am always drawn to the cast iron. I enjoyed reading the history of cast iron. I also love to use things that connects us to our past.

  2. What a great find! I love cooking with cast iron and am always on the lookout for more. It’s great that you can just season them and they become nonstick and they really cook so evenly. Great tips!

  3. I love cooking with cast iron! I only have a few pieces but the way it cooks is so much better, and once your pan is seasoned cleanup is easy. We use a dutch oven when camping, and it is some easy to cook a whole meal in one dutch oven.

  4. My dad buys cast iron at auctions every time he finds it cheap, so my sister and I both had a complete set before we even had houses. I rarely use anything but cast iron.

  5. I’m so glad that I came across this post! I was going through some of our cookware and noticed that my cast iron skillet had some rust. I’m going to try your method for refurbishing it! Karen

  6. I love cast iron things because it makes me feel like the old days. I have an old soul or so I believe I do even though I am nearing 31. I always feel connected to traditional oldish type things like cast iron, farms, farmhouses, anything that isn’t really modern. I have a cast iron pan and I love it. Thanks for sharing how to keep it in good condition.

  7. This post was perfect for me. I have a cast-iron pan which I love but have been sitting all rusted for a good while now because I never bothered to research how to fix it. Now I know what I will be doing this afternoon 🙂
    Thank you for making the steps so clear.

    1. Thanks, Rachel, I’m glad the steps were clear, and I hope you’re enjoying your cast-iron pan anew!

  8. Turning the pan upside down in the oven is the step I always forget. Luckily, my husband usually does the seasoning. Cast iron will last forever if you take care of it. I’m using my grandfather’s old skillets which are at least 80 years old.

    1. Thanks, Tracy, isn’t it so nice to use things that connect us across the generations? I’m so glad my mother and grandmothers taught me to save and take care of things.

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