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How to Deep Clean Your Cast Iron Skillet?

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A well-seasoned cast iron skillet is a kitchen treasure, but it needs some extra love from time to time. Deep cleaning is key to maintaining its non-stick surface and ensuring it lasts for generations. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you achieve cast iron perfection.

1. Gather Your Tools:

FORTATO Cast Iron Scrubber

Mild Dish Soap

White Vinegar

Baking Soda

Soft Cloth or Paper Towels

Vegetable Oil

2. Scrubbing Away Residue:

Use the FORTATO cast iron cleaner to gently remove any stuck-on food or residue. Its 316L stainless steel design won't scratch your skillet but is tough on grime.

3. Mild Soap Wash:

Contrary to popular belief, a small amount of mild dish soap won't harm your cast iron. Wash the skillet with warm, soapy water to remove any remaining debris.

4. Dealing with Stubborn Stains:

For persistent stains, create a paste with equal parts baking soda and water. Apply it to the stains and let it sit for a while. Scrub gently with the chain mail scrubber.

5. Rust Removal (if needed):

For rust spots, use the cast iron chainmail scrubber and a mixture of baking soda and water to gently scrub away the rust. Rinse and dry thoroughly.

6. Drying:

Ensure your skillet is completely dry after washing. You can place it on a stove burner set to low heat for a few minutes to evaporate any remaining moisture.

7. Re-seasoning:

Once dry, apply a thin layer of vegetable oil to the entire skillet, inside and out. Wipe off any excess oil with a paper towel. Bake it upside down in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for one hour. This helps to maintain or restore the skillet's seasoning.


Regular deep cleaning, combined with the right tools like the FORTATO cast iron skillet scrubber, will keep your cast iron skillet in top-notch condition. With proper care, it will continue to be a reliable kitchen companion for years to come.

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