Cast Iron Myths Busted

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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 to clean

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 indeed 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 may 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 great-looking grill marks.

Not only are they great to be used as 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.

Did you ever wonder how cast iron is made? I did and found out how they do that and you can read the whole process of making cast iron here.

Recently I started to get interested in other types of outdoor cooking and I even built a small fire pit that I will start using for cooking.

You can follow my adventure and learn from my mistakes when you start at my over the fire cooking page and how I mostly use cast iron on it.

Eddie van Aken

Eddie van Aken has years of experience in running his full-service restaurant and with this came working with using and dealing with all types of kitchen equipment. With his experience, he can find all the pros and cons of grills and add them to the grill reviews he is doing. You can read more on the about page for Eddie van Aken

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