The cast iron skillets are a type of cookware made from cast iron. They are a popular choice for their high thermal conductivity and durability. However, proper maintenance is essential to ensure the longevity and performance of the skillets. In this article, we will cover the basics of maintenance of new cast iron skillets.
Material Properties of Cast Iron:
Cast iron is a relatively dense material with good thermal conductivity. It has a low coefficient of thermal expansion, which means it doesn't expand or contract much with changes in temperature. This property gives cast iron pots excellent heat distribution properties. However, cast iron is also brittle and prone to chipping or cracking if not handled correctly.
Maintenance of cast iron Skillets:
1. Before use:
First clean the new pot thoroughly and dry it inside and out. Then heat the pans over medium-low heat, pour 2-3 tablespoons of cooking oil, and while heating over low heat, use kitchen paper to spread the oil to every position in the pot for about 8 minutes, then turn off the heat.
Keep the oil in the pans for more than 5 hours to ensure that the pot absorbs more fat.
Before use, wash and dry the water, then add some small green vegetables (no need to add oil), stir-fry over low heat until dry and black, then discard. It can be used after cleaning.
2. Tips for making new skillets non-stick
After cleaning the skillets, place it on a gas stove or induction cooker and heat it over high heat. After the pot is completely heated, pour in the cooking oil, then heat the oil, turn off the heat and start cooking.
3. After use: maintenance methods
After use, perform daily maintenance to prevent rust (new pots are prone to rust, remember not to put them aside after washing, or soak them in water)
After each use of the pot, it needs to be dried and placed (drying and applying a layer of cooking oil can speed up the maintenance process and extend the service life)
If rust occurs, you can wipe off the rust with salt to remove the iron smell, and then reopen the pot and it will be as good as new.
During the use and maintenance process, more grease will enter the pot body. The more you use it, the better. After about half a year of maintenance, a natural non-stick effect can be formed without the coating falling off.
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