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How do I recondition cast iron cookware?

Those of you, who own antique iron skillets, know the amount of problems rust can give you. The surest and quickest way to handle this sort of issues is turning to a specialist. But this will also cost you the most! There is a cheaper and effective way to get rid of rust from cast iron skillets, from the comfort of your own home. This way, you are the one who completely controls the process of cleaning, and can ensure only natural materials are used. So, grab the following items in order to begin making a homemade natural solution to rust on cast iron skillets:

• some raw potatoes;
• salt (kosher type will work great);
• towel;
• a bit of Crisco Shortening (the un-buttered flavor);

The sink should have a few teaspoons of salt sprinkled in it. Put the skillet in and scour them with a potato from which you sliced the top. Make sure all of the rust spots have salt covering them. Rinse them off the skillet afterward and if there is not much improvement, use some more salt on it. Dry the areas worked on with the towel. When your certain that you’re satisfied with the result, take a bit of Crisco and rub it on the skillet. Remember to not wash the skillet with soap and rinse it after each use. Also, make sure you avoid the dishwasher, not let it soak for a long period of time, and if you see fit it needs scrubbing, don’t throw it in the sink but leave it to cool down while putting salt on it.