An omelet being prepared in a cast iron pan.


Paper Towels Can Prolong The Life Of Your Favorite Cast Iron Skillet
Many think cast iron skillets are difficult to take care of, but apart from seasoning your skillet once every two years, all you’ll need is a roll of paper towels nearby.
Your cast iron skillet becomes susceptible to rust if not fully dried, but placing a paper towel in the bottom of your skillet after washing can help keep rust from forming.
Place your skillet in a warm oven after removing the towel to get it dry and moisture-free, but never expose your pan to abrupt temp changes as that could cause the iron to crack.
Keep your pan in a location with low humidity since the moisture in the air will have the same effect as storing it without drying, and remove any lids since they trap moisture.
Continue to re-season your cast iron pans. Seasoning is baked-in oil that creates an easy-release cooking surface and helps seal the iron to make it less easy to rust.
Rust doesn’t mean the end of a cast iron skillet’s lifespan. If you notice a nasty-looking layer of oxidation, just clean and re-season your skillet to get it as good-as-new.