Cleaning Rust off Cast Iron 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.

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