Cleaning Your Cast-Iron Skillet? DON'T Use Soap and Water

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You may be inclined to wash your cast-iron skillet the way you wash everything else in your kitchen — with soap and water. Not so fast, though!

"You can't clean cast-iron the same way you clean stainless steel," kitchen expert and author of "Kitchen Matters," Pamela Salzman says.

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"It's very porous," Rach adds. "That flavor will stay in there and literally bake into the pan."

So, clean it with kosher salt instead — using a wooden spatula or a soft, dry cloth as your scraper.

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After the scraping is done, drizzle a little oil in the skillet and store it with a piece of paper towel in it to prevent rusting!

Watch Pamela and Rach clean one in the video above!

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And whatever you do, never, EVER put your cast-iron skillet in the dishwasher.

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