Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cast iron skillet

For some unknown reason I decided to buy this second-hand cast iron skillet at the Kilkivan Antiques & Collectables store on the way home from Gayndah. I really like the look of it but I've never cooked with one. My auntie is a real kitchen expert so I thought I could ask her for advice but she just sneered and said she hates cooking with cast iron cookware. Back to square 1. From my very limited understanding of what I've googled I think I need to give it a good scrub and then re-season it. It's got a nice smooth coat on it now, but I'm worried about a little spot in the middle of the pan that seems to be slightly rusted. What say you? Shall I relegate this to a prop or give it a good clean and a couple of seasonings and go for it?


  1. I love using skillets. I picked up a few from an antique store and just soaked them in boiling water and gave them a good scrub. I can't see any rust on mine. I use them for cooking steak and the baked beans I blogged about which you cook and then put in the oven. I think they look awesome and presenting breakfast in them on the table works well. Go the skillet I say!

  2. I'd be more than happy to try and wield it as mace should it be no good for cooking – saw it in a movie once...

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