‘Tis the Seasoning
While I was helping my Dad move I noticed a couple of cast iron skillets that were quite rusty.
I brought them home knowing that Keith could make them look as good as new. The first step he does is put them in a very hot oven. Sometimes this makes the whole house stink and fill up with smoke.
Once they are cool he soaks them in vinegar water then scrubs them with steel wool.
Next step is to season them and heat them again.
Finally, with these, he did a test drive with them before giving them back to my Dad.