Cast Iron is a favorite among campers and many people treasure pans that have been in the family for years. It is sturdy and can take the heat of a campfire without warping though it is heavy and does require some care to maintain.
It’s been said that you should never use soap on your cast iron and we find that to be true. When it comes to cleaning there is a soap-free method that works quite well.
Clean it When it’s Hot – It’s best to clean your cast iron while it’s still hot from the coals, grill, or campfire. Don’t use steel wool, or anything that is abrasive because it can scratch the surface. Pour boiling water in the pan as soon as you’ve taken the food out of it. This will keep the food from drying on and becoming hard to remove. Use a soft spatula and cleaning pad to wipe out the pan.
Dry it Well – Once it’s clean you can place it back on the heat source to quickly dry the water from it. Cast Iron can rust so this is an important step to keep that from happening.
Season it For Storing – You’ll just need a little bit of oil to keep your Cast Iron perfectly seasoned for it’s next use. Use a paper towel or napkin to rub vegetable oil or shortening all around the interior of the pan. This will keep the pan from rusting and will prevent food from sticking the next time you cook with it.
We love the wonderful smells around the campground when campers are cooking and we look forward to seeing you here in 2017. Be sure to make a reservation soon. We look forward to seeing you.