When my hubby and I moved into our home, about 6 years ago, we were cleaning through the kitchen to set everything up when I looked inside the oven of our still-waiting-to-be-restored vintage Wedgewood stove to find a large cast iron skillet left behind by the previous homeowner. The skillet was very dry and rusted. I had never used a cast iron skillet before and had no idea how to care for it. This article details everything you need to know about caring for your cast iron skillet. I use mine for everything from steaks to cornbread! Well worth a read.