Cleaning A Dutch Oven

Cleaning Cast Iron Cook Ware
Cleaning Cast Iron Cook Ware


Wipe out the oven after every use with dry paper towels. For sticky residue, moisten the towels slightly and wipe out the oven, but do not soak it in water.

Fill the Dutch Oven with water to cover any burned-on residue. Bring the water to a full boil. The boiling water loosens the residue.

Remove the Dutch Oven from the heat. Scrub the interior with a mesh dish scrubber to remove the remaining food residue.

Rinse the Dutch Oven with clear water. Wipe it dry with clean paper towels.

Pour a small amount of cooking oil into the Dutch Oven. Rub the oil into the interior and exterior surfaces of the Dutch Oven with the paper towel. Wipe off the excess oil before putting the Dutch oven away.

Things You Will Need

  • Paper towels

  • Vegetable oil

  • Mesh scrubber


New Dutch Ovens require seasoning before you can use them. 

How To Season A Dutch Oven


Do not clean a Dutch Oven with soap or soak it in water, because this will ruin the seasoning of the cast iron.