Cast iron is a time-tested favorite of home cooks for its durability and natural nonstick surface. But any lover of cast iron knows this: Rust is the enemy! When you wash your cast-iron pan, it's imperative to make sure it's completely dry before putting it away. Even a little dampness or a few droplets of water can create rust stains overnight. To prevent this, scrub your pan clean and place it back on top of your cooktop. Then turn it on and let the pan heat up and dry out completely. Cool and store for future use.
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