Cast iron cookware smooth vs rough

A picture of rough texture

Cast iron cookware has been around since the 1800s. Still, it’s only in recent years that people have been talking about the difference between smooth and rough cast-iron cookware. What are they? Which one is better? Should you buy a new piece of cookware or replace some old pieces from your kitchen? Here we’ll go … Read more

Is it ok to boil water in cast iron?

a picture of boiling water

So many people tend to boil liquids like water and sauces in their cast iron cookware. But is it safe to do? The short answer. Why do some people say you shouldn’t boil water in cast iron? There’s an old age myth. Suppose you boil water or any liquids in cast iron. In that case, … Read more

Carbon Steel vs cast iron wok

the carbon steel wok with a stir fry in

When it comes to carbon steel vs cast iron woks, carbon steel woks are lighter, which makes them easier to manoeuvre and allows for faster heat-up times, cast iron woks are heavier but they don’t warp when exposed to high temperatures like some carbon steel models do, they also provide a non-stick surface with minimal … Read more

When To Throw Away A Cast Iron Skillet

If your cast iron skillet has rusted on the inside or cracked, then it's time to throw away your cast iron skillet, this is because cracks or rusty insides will lead to it splitting whilst cooking, this can be very dangerous whilst frying food in oil.

If your cast iron skillet has rusted on the inside or cracked, then it’s time to throw away your cast iron skillet, this is because cracks or rusty insides will lead to it splitting whilst cooking, this can be very dangerous whilst frying food in oil. Rust has begun to appear There will be signs … Read more

How To Clean Black Residue Off Cast Iron Skillet

Black residue on cast iron is simply frustrating. You go to cook your food, and it just gets coated in black stuff. The black residue is most likely food that’s left over from the last cook, and it’s managed to keep hold of the cast iron during cleaning. However there are a few ways to … Read more

What Size Cast Iron Skillet Do I Need?

A cast iron skillet is a great addition to the kitchen. As you may already know, the iron gives a beautiful flavour to some foods, especially meats such as steak. But wait? Your probably not wanting to buy every sized skillet, that would be expensive. You are just looking for a great all rounder size right? … Read more

How To Protect Glass Top Stove From Cast Iron

Glass top stoves can be a pain when it comes to protection due to how fragile they are, and cast iron is it’s enemy. However, even if you have the best cookware for a glass top stove, you can still damage it. Even the best griddles for glass stove tops can damage it… To avoid … Read more

Uneven Seasoning On Cast Iron: 5 Ways To Prevent It

An evenly seasoned cast iron pan

I get it, you’ve seasoned your pan over and over again, yet food is still sticking to your pan? You’ve tried cooking in it to build up the seasoning, you’ve tried everything. Yet nothing seems to work? Many people struggle with this as cast iron seasoning isn’t simple from the get go. However, preventing uneven … Read more