The advantages of cast iron pans are obvious: they can be placed not only on the stove, but also in the oven. In addition, the cast iron pot has good thermal conductivity, and the lid can keep the steam from losing. The dishes made in this way not only maintain the original taste of the ingredients, but also can be simmered in the residual temperature.
1. New pot cleaning guide
Boil the water and pour it out, then heat it on a low heat, take a piece of fat lard and rub it carefully.
The dirty coating was wiped with fat and oil and turned into black oil. Pour it out, cool it, wash it, repeat it several times, and finally it turns out a clear oil. An iron pan is ready.
2. Maintenance in use
Since the surface heats up evenly, we only need a little oil to start cooking. And every time you cook, use a cast iron pot, the food will increase some iron elements accordingly.
Step1 Before cooking, heat up the pan
Unlike non-stick pans with a smooth surface and other similar products, which can be heated with a low heat, cast iron pans need a suitable heating temperature.
Put the cast iron pot on the stove, turn to medium heat, for 3-5 minutes, the pot will be heated thoroughly.
Then add the cooking oil or lard, then add the ingredients and cook together.
Step2 What should I do if cooking meat emits a pungent smell?
There is a situation where a pungent smell will appear when meat is cooked in a cast iron pot. This may be caused by the pot being too hot or not being cleaned before. (If the animal fat and food residues are not completely removed before, it will cause thick smoke in the dry pot).
In order to prevent the kitchen from smelling like charred bacon, it is best to choose medium heat when cooking. After the food is out of the pan, immediately rinse the pan in running hot water (hot water can remove most of the food residues and fats naturally). Remove.). Cold water may cause cracks and damage to the pot body, because the temperature of the outside of the cast iron pot decreases faster than the inside.
Step3 Food residue treatment
If there is still some food residue, you can add some coarse salt and wipe it with a sponge. The texture of coarse salt can remove excess oil and food residue without any harm; you can also use a stiff brush to remove food residue.
3. After use: keep the cast iron pot dry
Sometimes, the inside of the cast iron pan looks very dirty when food is stuck inside or when it is soaked in the sink overnight. When re-cleaning and drying, you can use steel wire balls to remove rust. After wiping the pot, let it dry completely, and then coat the outer and inner surfaces with a thin layer of linseed oil, which can effectively protect the cast iron pot.
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Post time: Aug-10-2021