Cleaning Rust off Cast Iron

What You'll Need
Cleansing Solution
Scrubbing material

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 – Method One

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

Step 2 – Alternative

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

The next step in the cleansing rust process is to wash the cast iron with soap and rinse it.

Step 7 – Dry

Wipe of the excess water and then let it dry naturally.

Step 8 - Second Method for Cleaning Rust

Add three spoons of salt and add vegetable oil.

Step 9 – Paper Towel

Get some paper towels.

Step 10 – Scrub

Scrub the salt and oil mixture with a paper towel.

Step 11 – 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 – Hot water

Use hot water to wash the cast iron.

Step 15 – Dry

Let the cast iron dry out in the open.

Step 16 – Finishing

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