How to Clean and Season a Cast-Iron Skillet: Proper Care and Seasoning Tips

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Aug 4, 2021 • 5 min read

Every pan has its own quirks, but cast iron, in particular, has a reputation among home cooks for being high-maintenance. Don’t let that scare you off—a cast iron skillet can last a lifetime (or longer!) and is easy to maintain if you remember a few simple cleaning tips. If you ever mess it up, don’t worry: The great thing about cast iron is that it’s easy to restore.