Whether using an aerosol spray can of Oven-Cleaner, coke-cola, electrolysis or placing the cook ware directly on a heat source first, there are many ways to clean rust off from a piece of cast iron and surely many different ways to restore the cookware. However, in an early blog "Restore and Clean Cast iron Cookware" I try to fully explain why I choose one method over so many others. I always look for how to perform any task getting the best results, performing the least amount of effort, most affordable cost that provides the safest measures to any job. This carries over into restoring my personal cast iron as well. I do not knock others for finding what works best for them, although many other methods either cost more, do not get the best results or are simply not as safe which is why I practice what I preach.
I restore every piece of my cast iron using plain white vinegar. It's that simple. Take a look.
|Lodge 20" inch cast iron skillet|
|Cast iron frier|
|Rust easily removed|
|Seasoning on the outdoor grill, looking new again|
Remember, for a complete explanation of restoring cast iron cookware, check out this link (Restoring)