Frequently Asked Cast Iron Questions

Frequently Asked Cast Iron Questions

This is a small compilation of frequently asked cast iron questions I’ve culled from various groups. Some are asked and answered, and some are still hotly debated. Wherever possible, I’ve tried to distill the consensus from people I consider experts while considering my own experiences over many years.


1: Is Cast Iron Cookware really non-stick?
2: Can I use soap to clean my cast iron?
3: Is Cast Iron made in China safe?
4: Can I clean cast iron in a fire?
5: My pans have picked up some rust. What now?
6: What's the best way to season a new skillet?
7: What's a good temperature range for cooking stove top?
8: Can you weld cast iron?
9: What is an E-Tank and how is it used?
10: How do I size my pan?
11: Are there health benefits to cooking in cast iron?