What’s the Best Way to Clean a Cast Iron Grill Pan?

published Sep 3, 2015
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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?