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There are many people who believe that cast iron is too hard to use on a grill. Here I will bust some of the myths around cast iron.

Cleaning cast iron is hard

This is the first one to bust. Cast iron is easy to clean and contrary to what I found out you can also use dish soap in a limited amount.

Just make sure to rinse it off well and dry it.

Cast Iron Rusts

Rust is something that will happen but is easy to prevent or fix.

Cleaning and drying is the most important thing to prevent the forming of rust.

Maintenance is hard

This is another myth that needs to be busted. If you follow the right steps there are no problems maintaining the quality of your cast iron cookware.

If you have read my review of the Lodge sportsman grill you can read that it is fairly easy to clean.

Seasoning cast iron is time consuming

It is true that it takes a little more time than stainless steel. However by cleaning it and drying it well followed by a light coat of oil or fat you will be done in no time.

My take on Cast Iron

As you maybe have read in one of the many outdoor grill reviews I am a big fan of cast iron grill grates. They are great at holding heat and provide us with nice grill marks.

Not only are they great to be used a grill grate, but they are also great as a skillet or a griddle for your gas grill.

I have written a special post about round cast iron grill grates since I found out that a lot of people are looking for them. I included some great places to get them at lower prices.

If you have an opinion about cast iron and why you do use it or do not like to use it let us know in the comments.

Eddie van Aken

Eddie van Aken has run his own full-service restaurant for many years. Before that, he worked as a grill and buffet cook in some of the mainstream restaurants. With his experience using professional kitchen equipment, he is able to write expert reviews. You can read more about Eddie van Aken here.

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