How Do I Clean My Cast Iron Skillet?

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Q: I made one meal with my cast-iron skillet (pictured), my first one, and cannot get the pan clean. I have tried the kosher salt and water, scrubbing, boiling water and I don't know what else to do except return the pan. Is there another suggestion please?

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Editor: It looks like the skillet may actually have rust on it. Here's how to restore your pan:

Readers, any tips you can offer on how to clean the skillet?

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Christine graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France, and she has worked at Cook's Illustrated and CHOW.com. She lives in San Francisco and loves teaching cooking classes and sharing recipes on her personal blog.

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