There are lots of amazing kitchen tools and gadgets out there, and while some of them are very usual for a specific purpose, there are only a few multi-purpose kitchen tools that are really worth the money. We believe that one of the best multi-purpose items you can have in your kitchen is a cast iron skillet.

If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, you might not understand its greatness. It seems simple and almost old-fashioned. There’s nothing new and fancy about it. It’s not an instant pot. It’s not an air fryer. It might almost seem boring.

One of the things we love about a cast iron skillet is that it can go straight from the stove to the oven, and you can even use it on your grill. You can even take it camping.

It is also very versatile as far as what recipes you can prepare in it. For example, you can make everything from deep dish pizza to spinach and artichoke dip in a cast iron skillet.

Before you start using a cast iron skillet, there is one very important thing you need to know. You should never wash it like you would the rest of your pots and pans. You definitely don’t want to put it in the dishwasher.

That doesn’t mean that you can’t clean a cast iron skillet. It is actually very easy to clean, and we’ve already shared tips about how to do just that.

If you have neglected your cast iron skillet or if you’re thinking about buying one second hand, it may need a little more help than a basic cleaning. Don’t let that scare you. Your cast iron skillet can still have a lot of life left. You just have to know what to do. 

If your cast iron skillet has gotten rusty, it’s actually easy to remove the rust and get back to cooking. You just need salt, warm water and some oil. Watch the video below to learn the quick 5-step process to remove rust from your cast iron skillet.

As shown in the video, it only takes 5 easy steps to restore your cast iron skillet.

  1. First, scrub it with salt.
  2. Then, wash it with warm, soapy water.
  3. Be sure to dry the cast iron skillet really well.
  4. Use a towel to put oil all over the inside of the skillet.
  5. The last step is baking the skillet in the oven.

Do you have a cast iron skillet? Are you going to try this 5-step process to bring it back to life?