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Is it Bad to Wash My Cast-Iron Pan with Soap? [VIDEO]

Watch Hannah explain how to clean cast iron—plus, learn why we love this naturally nonstick cookware.
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Published Oct. 11, 2018.

Welcome to Is it Bad?, a digital video series starring Tastings & Testings deputy editor Hannah Crowley. You can connect with Hannah on Instagram or Twitter. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and never miss a new episode.

Feed your cast iron inspiration with our editors' picks.

Equipment Review

The Best 12-Inch Enameled Cast-Iron Skillets

Cheap and tough, a cast-iron skillet is a kitchen workhorse, but the upkeep makes some cooks balk. Could enameled cast-iron pans, which need no special care, top the classic?
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Equipment Review

Lids for 12-inch Skillets

Lodge, now makes two dedicated lids, sold separately, that fit its 12-inch traditional skillet, the winner of our most recent cast-iron skillet testing. Which one was better?
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Equipment Review

Cast-Iron Pizza Pan

Since it absorbs and maintains heat so well, cast iron would seem like the ideal material for creating good pizza crust, which requires searingly hot temperatures.
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Equipment Review

The Best Dutch Ovens

A Dutch oven is an essential investment for serious cooks. We find the best options at every price and in every size.
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Equipment Review

The Best Chain Mail Scrubbers

Can these little gadgets clean cast iron better than oil and salt?
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Equipment Review

The Best Cast-Iron Skillet Handle Covers

When your cast-iron skillet is too hot to handle, can these covers help you out?
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Equipment Review

Liquid Dish Soap

Humans have been washing dishes for centuries. Are innovations in dish soap making the job any easier?
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