How to Use a Cast Iron Skillet
Whether you've used a cast iron skillet before or are trying to learn how to use one for the first time, we will show you how to use it, how to clean it, and other tips and tricks when it comes to cast iron skillets. A cast iron skillet can be heavy and intimidating, but fear not! A cast iron skillet is actually simple to use and the outcome of a delicious meal afterward is oh so worth it. Cast iron skillets are so versatile and it you treat and care for it correctly, it can last you a lifetime.
The Ecolution Farmhouse Cast Iron Skillet will reignite your passion for cooking. Practically indestructible, cast iron has natural non-stick properties that only improve over time, offers superior heat retention and distribution and is durable enough to go from stove to oven to table - or even an outdoor grill or campfire. As an added bonus, you'll fortify your diet with iron by cooking with this heavy-duty cast iron fry pan. This cast iron skillet is oven safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. All of Ecolution's cast iron pans are compatible with any kind of cooktop, including induction, and come pre-seasoned with vegetable oil. Your skillet's seasoning will only improve with age, much like a fine wine. You will fall in love with the time-honored advantages of cooking with Farmhouse cast iron.
When you purchase your Ecolution Farmhouse Cast Iron Skillet, the first thing you will want to do is heat your skillet in either the oven or on a stovetop burner.
Once heated, add some oil, and then simply place your food into the skillet and cook!
Farmhouse Cast Iron Skillet - Ecolution
Allow Ecolution's Farmhouse™ cast iron skillet to reignite your passion for cooking. Practically indestructible, cast iron has natural non-stick properties that only improve over time, offers superior heat retention and distribution and is durable enough to go from stove to… read more
What Does Seasoning your Skillet Mean?
Forget what you know about seasonings when it comes to cast iron skillets. You may hear seasoning and think of pepper, garlic powder, or crushed red pepper, but this is not the case for cast iron skillets.
When it comes to seasoning your skillet, it's actually much easier than you might think! You'll want to avoid cooking food on a "dry" skillet because you don't want your food to stick to the skillet. To avoid this, you'll want to use oil each time you use your skillet because, over time, the use of oil will add layers and layers onto the cast iron skillet, thus over time, seasoning your skillet to perfection. The more you use your skillet, the more flavors and seasonings it gets, so there's a little motivation to cook more using your cast iron skillet!
Since you have your brand new Ecolution Cast Iron Skillet, you might be wondering how to break it in. First, you'll want to wash and dry your brand new pan. It is important to note that your brand new skillet should be completely dry before beginning to season it. Once it is clean and dry, take a paper towel, and rub oil all over the cast iron skillet. For this, you can use vegetable oil or canola oil. It's not necessary to buy fancy oils for seasoning your skillet. Next, you'll want to preheat your oven to 420 degrees Fahrenheit, pop the skillet in the oven, and allow it to heat up for 30 minutes. This process will ensure your cast iron skillet is getting the necessary layers of seasonings that it needs by allowing the oil to successfully set into the pan. Once your first 30 minutes are up, do the same process all over again. Season with oil by rubbing the oil all over the skillet, and place back into the oven again for another 30 minutes. When those 30 minutes are up, wait for the skillet to cool off, and then you are ready to start making delicious meals with your perfectly seasoned skillet! Doing this process can also help to avoid hot and cold spots within the pan. It's a win-win for everything involved!
Farmhouse Cast Iron MINIS - Ecolution
Because mini food is in—small plates, small portions, miniature single-serve dishes—we proudly present our Minis™ One Dish Wonders™. These pre-seasoned miniature cast iron pans are ideal for serving a piping hot appetizer, side dish or dessert and offers a memorable… read more
How to Clean a Cast Iron Skillet
Don't stress when it comes to cleaning a cast iron skillet. We know it seems like something that could be tricky, but we're here to break it down for you. You'll want to clean any cast iron cookware by hand. If you have any food that is being stubborn and won't come up, try heating up some water in your cast iron skillet on the stove for about 5 minutes, and try scraping the stuck on food. This tip should help the food come off a bit easier. Once your cast iron skillet is washed, dry it thoroughly, and then take a paper towel with lightly layer your cast iron skillet with oil, and you are all set! See? Not so bad.
Hacks to Get the Best Use Out of Your Cast Iron Skillet
The Best Oils to Use for a Cast Iron Skillet
It seems that there are so many different types of oil to use when it comes to cast iron, and we all know by now the importance of properly oiling your cast iron skillet. The best oils to use for your cast iron skillet would be grapeseed, flaxseed, vegetable, and canola oil. Since these oils are low in fat, they will work the best with your cast iron skillet.
What Makes a Cast Iron Skillet Unique?
Why is the Ecolution Farmhouse Cast Iron Skillet different from other pots, pans, and other cast iron skillets? This cast iron skillet is nearly indestructible. The skillet is durable enough to go from stove, to oven, to grill, and even a campfire. All of Ecolution's cast iron pans are compatible with any kind of cooktop, including induction, and come preseasoned with oil. What more could you ask for in a cast iron skillet?
The Best Foods to Make on a Cast Iron Skillet
The Ecolution Cast Iron Skillet can be used to make a variety of foods. Try making a sandwich, grilled cheese, breakfast potatoes, eggs, pancakes, steak, chicken, and even a giant chocolate chip cookie! The opportunities are endless when it comes to cooking with a cast iron skillet!