Today’s green living tip: use cast iron for cooking. It may not seem intuitive at first, but cooking with cast iron pans is extremely eco-friendly. Here are three reasons cast iron for cooking is very green and why:
- Cast iron is sturdy and durable. Buy it once and it will last forever. Mine is inherited from my husband’s grandmother, and it’s still our everyday pan. It’s super easy to clean – just add baking soda!
- Cast iron is just metal. It is not treated with any harmful chemicals to create its non-stick surface. It does need to be seasoned – which is easy to do by following this tutorial.
- Cast iron retains heat extremely well so cooking goes quickly and less energy is needed to heat it up and keep it hot. It goes from stove top to oven, too.
There you are. Three great reasons why cast iron is good for the earth, good for your health, and good for the pocketbook.
Here’s a video on how to season cast iron – filmed in our kitchen. Enjoy!
Oh, I forgot to mention – it’s super easy to find second-hand, too.
Do you like cooking with cast iron? What’s your favorite chemical free cooking surface?
Go Gingham Earth Month:
To celebrate April as “Earth Month,” I’m sharing a tip every day this month. Find all the tips by clicking the image below.