You may be inclined to wash your cast-iron skillet the way you wash everything else in your kitchen — with soap and water. Not so fast, though!
"You can't clean cast-iron the same way you clean stainless steel," kitchen expert and author of "Kitchen Matters," Pamela Salzman says.
"It's very porous," Rach adds. "That flavor will stay in there and literally bake into the pan."
So, clean it with kosher salt instead — using a wooden spatula or a soft, dry cloth as your scraper.
After the scraping is done, drizzle a little oil in the skillet and store it with a piece of paper towel in it to prevent rusting!
Watch Pamela and Rach clean one in the video above!
And whatever you do, never, EVER put your cast-iron skillet in the dishwasher.