Despite the fact that cast iron pans are durable, they really can’t last forever. Having the knowledge of when to throw away a cast iron skillet is crucial. This will give you an idea of when to get a new cast iron pan or probably fix the old one.
So, here are some clues for you to know when to throw away your cast iron skillet;
It’s Cracked or has Holes
This one might be self-evident, however in any case, on the off chance that you have an opening or break anyplace in your cast iron – even the handle – it’s an ideal opportunity to head out in different directions. Indeed, even the littlest breaks can additionally grow under warmth and are ready from rust. So regardless of whether the break appears to be unimportant, it’s an ideal opportunity to construct your cast iron a little final resting place, burrow it a small opening, and say your farewells.
Twisting can happen to most cookware at very high temperatures, and keeping in mind that cast iron is really tough to warm, it’s as yet defenseless against misshaping. Nonetheless, distorting isn’t generally a capital punishment for your cast iron. It genuinely relies upon the amount it has twisted, where it has twisted, and how you plan to utilize the cookware. For instance, twisting on the base surface of your skillet is the place where you will begin encountering the most issues.
While slight distorting on the base is alright, more huge twisting can cause a huge load of issues, for example, lopsided cooking or your oil pooling up on one side of the skillet – neither of which are amusing to manage. So how might you tell if the lower part of your dish is distorted? Essentially push down on one side of your skillet, and in the event that it wobbles, at that point, it has unfortunately distorted. The more wobble, the more it has wound.
This all being said, on the off chance that you plan to just utilize your cast iron in the broiler, deformity isn’t that enormous of an issue. You’ll actually have oil pooling in one side of the container – and that can be perilous as it were – yet that is the solitary disadvantage you’ll encounter.