I'm continuing with my guest contributor gig over at Common Sense Homesteading for this post. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to contribute to such a great blog. I've had a lot of questions regarding how to restore cast iron so I'm excited to share this post with you!
I cringe a little every time I see rust this bad on a cast iron pan. Yeah, it's kind of nasty looking but that's not what bothers me. When I was first married I had a cast iron pan and my husband, after cooking breakfast for me, left the pan soaking in the sink. Yes, you read that right, he left it soaking. As a young girl who thought men should just "know better" you can imagine the argument that followed. What was worse is that I had no idea how to fix the pan -- there was no internet to speak of at the time, and I wound up throwing it away. So those rusty pots and pans remind me of a time when I made a few more mistakes than I do now. So now that I know better, when I see those neglected pots or pans I have an overwhelming desire to take all of them and show them love and affection and help them "look and cook" like they they were intended to. A little like marriage, it takes a little time and a bit of work to restore cast iron cookware, but it is really worth the time and effort! Read More.