Scrub Clean & Re-Season Your Old Iron Skillet

The sign of a great chef is not only someone who can cook up fabulous meals but someone who can also teach us a thing or two about the “clean up!”

The folks at Macheesmo have posted a simple rule of thumb (if you will) as to how to scrub clean AND re-season your old iron skillet. And since I finally have one, albeit a hand-me-down, I found this interesting. So, I hope you do, too!



Maybe your iron skillet is screaming “Help Me!” like this one above or it just needs a ‘tune-up’ either way, keep reading and follow the simple, step-by-step instructions.

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:¬†

  • Your old iron skillet
  • Steel Wool Scrubbers
  • Dish Soap
  • Hot Water

You may have heard to NEVER use soap on your iron skillet and that’s typically the case because it strips all the good oils you want embedded in your skillet. BUT when it looks this rough, we have to start over.

Click here for the entire set of instructions and Good Luck!



Thanks, Macheesmo, I now have a super clean skillet ready to go! There are so many wonderful recipes using these old skillets that I know I’ll be a hit!


HT Macheesmo