Whether you purchased new cookware or were fortunate enough to receive heirlooms with multiple years of cooked-on grease, Evapo-Rust® Super Safe Rust Remover will help you remove cast iron cookware rust from your pots, pans, and skillets.
Cast iron cookware needs to be cherished, so rust is the enemy. Use Evapo-Rust® on your cooking supplies without worrying about harmful chemicals getting in your food because it is non-toxic, safe on skin, and leaves no residue. We are always proud when our customers tell us they love Evapo-Rust® because it removes the rust easily. With Evapo-Rust®, you never have to let a rusty skillet get in the way of cooking a great meal!
5 Steps to Remove Cast Iron Cookware Rust
- Step 1: In a container, pour enough Evapo-Rust® pour enough Evapo-Rust® to cover the rusted object completely.
- Step 2: Immerse the rusty object in the solution. For light rust, let it soak for ten minutes. For heavy rust, soak overnight.
- Step 3: When finished, rinse with water. If deep rust remains in pits, re-immerse the item until all the rust is gone. Un-rusted metal will not be affected.
- Step 4: To prevent flash rusting, dip the item back into the solution. Then allow the piece to air dry. Letting it air dry will prevent rust for up to two weeks. If the iron does flash rust in the future, scrub Evapo-Rust® on the surface.
- Step 5: Once you’ve removed the rust, re-season the pan. This step is super important, so don’t be tempted to skip it. Place the pan in the oven at 200°F to eliminate any moisture and open the metal pores to receive the oil. Coat the pan lightly with oil (organic flaxseed oil is recommended), rub off the oil with a paper towel or cloth, and place the pan upside down in the oven. Heat the oven to the highest temperature (450-500°F) and let the pan heat with the oven. After an hour at the hottest temperature, let the pan cool in the oven for two hours. Repeat several times for the best results.
When seasoned properly, cast iron will last for many lifetimes. Enjoy!