Tess asked in Home & GardenCleaning & Laundry · 9 months ago

How to clean rusty cast iron skillet?

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  • KLB
    Lv 6
    9 months ago

    use a scouring pad or wire brush to remove rust. Season properly (catch this on a youtube video - seasoning cast iron)

    I replaced all my cast iron with enamel coated cast iron for cooking, and I couldn't be happier!

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  • 9 months ago

    A sandblast is best, but a wire brushing with vinegar or phosphoric acid will suffice.

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  • 9 months ago

    dish washing liqaud

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    I don't know. That's the truth, Lol

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    If it is really heavy duty rust.  It is cheaper to toss it and buy a new one.  It will cost more to clean it than to buy another cast iron one. Then regular use with cooking oil like pancakes or bacon& eggs and it will never get rusty again and YES you can wash out the inside of the frying pan.  You will never get out all the oil...that fast.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    buy a non stick pan stupid

    Source(s): walmart
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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    I had a few nasty cast iron skillets. I put them in the oven on the oven's self-clean setting and they turned out good. The bad news is that it takes a few hours for that setting to complete.

    • babycakes9 months agoReport

      This really does work. I brought my husband’s grandmother’s 100 year old skillet back to life this way.

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  • 9 months ago

    I would scour away the rust with steel wool, wipe it clean with very hot water and a paper towel, then "season" the skillet by coating the inside with vegetable oil or even Crisco, and heating it gently.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Bicarbonate of soda, put directly on dry, and rubbed off, takes the rust away and you can use the skillet again. After cooking, rub vegetable oil on, and leave, and you wont have the rust problem again.

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  • 9 months ago

    Steel wood pad and some baking soda or salt paste.

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