One of my favourite baking dishes in my cast iron Dutch oven. The size is perfect for making meals for 2, it heats well and cooks food thoroughly, it can go from stove to oven…need I go on? I use it a lot but sometimes I forget to clean it right away. Or sometimes food gets a little burned and sticks afterwards. I came across an awesome trick for cleaning out all that grossness without damaging the cast iron and I knew I just had to share it.
Before I share, there are a few things you should know about cleaning a Dutch oven.
- avoid soaking the cookware in water
- do not use steel scrubbers or any other abrasive sponges
The culprit for making this mess was a frittatta…lots of egg and cheese were involved! I scraped out as much as I could using a plastic spoon. Then I literally covered the insides in baking soda.
This method is simple, cheap and eco friendly, so give it a try next time your cast iron pans get all messy!