Cleaning Rust off Cast Iron

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What You'll Need
Cleansing solution
Scrubbing material
Paper towel

Cleaning rust off cast iron is necessary to keep the cast iron in good condition. This is not a complicated job and can be completed during the weekend when you are free. Here's how you do it.

Step 1 - Apply Solution

Apply a cleaning solution on the rust-affected area and allow the solution to work.

Step 2 - Soak in Vinegar

Soak the cast iron in a vinegar solution.

Step 3 - Let it Sit

Allow the cast iron to sit in the solution for some time.

Step 4 - Scrub

Remove the cast iron and scrub with force.

Step 5 - Repeat

Repeat the above process till the rust wears off.

Step 6 - Wash

Wash the cast iron with soap and rinse it.

Step 7 - Dry

Wipe off the excess water with a paper towel and then let it dry naturally.

Step 8 - Add Salt

If the above doesn't work, add three spoonfulls of salt and add vegetable oil.

Step 9 - Use Paper Towel

Get some paper towels.

Step 10 - Scrub

Scrub the salt and oil mixture with a paper towel.

Step 11 - Use Steel Wool

If the rust does not budge, then use steel wool to scrub.

Step 12 - Continue

Continue scrubbing till the rusts start wearing off.

Step 13 - Wash

Wash the cast iron with soap.

Step 14 - Use Hot Water

Use hot water to wash the cast iron.

Step 15 - Dry

Let the cast iron dry out in the open.

Step 16 - Finish

Check the cast iron after it has dried to see if any rust remains.