Hand wash only; apply mineral oil as desired.
Start by seasoning your cast iron. This helps create a natural, non-stick surface. First, scrub well with warm soapy water. You should only use soap the first time you wash your cast iron. Dry thoroughly. Spread a thin layer of vegetable shortening, lard, or bacon grease over the surface. We wouldn’t recommend vegetable oil for this. Heat your oven to 375 degrees and place your cast iron upside down on a middle rack. Bake for 1 hour, then let cool completely in the oven.
For ongoing care, hand wash with hot water (no soap!) and use a stiff non-metal brush or sponge to remove any residue. We like to stick it on the stovetop to quickly evaporate water.
**Not dishwasher safe