Country cooking everybody loves it, but is there a secret to cooking it? For the most part a country cook uses cart iron cookware. Cast iron cookware can hold the heat well which makes it perfect for frying up some chicken. When an iron skillet is used and seasoned well it becomes non sticking. Good ole country gravy, or even a pineapple upside down cake works best when cooked in a cast iron skillet. Cast iron also works well with camping as it can go on to hot coals without any damage to it. Oven to stove top, cast iron makes the most versatile cookware to have in a kitchen!Cleaning: After cooking in your Old Mountain cookware, it can be cleaning by putting in hot water and bringing to a boil. Never use detergent to clean seasoned cookware, as it will remove the seasoning: Also, avoid putting hot cast iron into cold water. This can cause cast iron to warp or crack. After pouring out boiling water, wipe dry with a paper towel. If something sticks to the surface, dislodge it by simply using a spoon. Do not use any abrasive item to scrub cookware. Again, this can cut into seasoned surface. While pan is still warm from washing, apply a fine coating of oil or spray on all surfaces. If metallic taste or signs of rust are noticed, simply wash with hot, soapy water. Scour off the rust, and then re-season your cookware. Store your cast iron cookware in a cool dry location. If storing with lid, place a paper towel between the lid and base to allow circulation of air. Seasoning: This is a simple process of oil absorbing into into the pores of your iron cookware leaving a black, nonstick surface. Follow instructions below if your Old Mountain cookware ever requires re-seasoning. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Wash cast iron with hot, soapy water, and a stiff brush. Rinse and dry. 3. Completely coat inside and outside surfaces with melted vegetable oil or shortening (some people prefer lard) or bacon fat). 4. Place cookware on middle rack for 30 minutes. Remove cookware and wipe it almost dry to prevent pooling of shortening or oil. Place back in oven for another 30 minutes Essential for any kitchen, Old Mountain cast iron cookware heats evenly, retains the heat, and is more versatile than any other type of cookware available. Cast iron will fry, sauté, grill, roast, stew, bake, as well as the guarantee of an Old Mountain skillet to keep the orneriest of husbands in line!