Q: Does anyone have a good strategy for cleaning a ridged grill pan? Particularly a cast iron one?
I don't want to take off the seasoning, but I really hate the lacquer of accumulated fat that collects at the base of the ridges and around the perimeter of the pan.
Sent by Lorraine
Editor: I'll confess this is the one piece of cookware I really hate cleaning. The best method I've found is using kosher salt and some hot water to make a paste, then using a scrub brush to really get around the ridges and clean the pan. And if the grease is really stuck on there, it may take a few round of cleaning.
Readers, do you have any tips for cleaning cast iron grill pans?