Like any good adventurer, or any good cook for that matter, I love cooking in, on, and around cast iron. Not so much “around” it, because that’s pretty useless. I just wanted to round out my prepositional series. Anyways, refurbishing rusted cast iron isn’t nearly as scary or as impossible as it looks. There are many different methods out there and many of them seem to work. This is just the one that I’ve always used and never had any problems.
Refurbishing Rusted Cast Iron
Until recently, the only cast iron in my possession has been a 10″ chicken fryer. Sure, I can bake casseroles, cakes, and fry….well, chicken, in it, but it’s a somewhat limited piece of cookware. When my grandmother passed away in August, I managed to come home with some righteously old school, high quality cast iron. I got a 3″ egg pan and an 8″ frying pan. The only problems were that they had decades of food build-up and starting rust.