Using Metal Utensils with Cast Iron Cookware
In the broadest sense, learning to cook is about mastering a set of tools and the techniques they’re suited to. Every kitchen should have a well-seasoned cast iron skillet, but opinions are divided on the best tools to use with cast iron cookware.
The old wisdom holds that wooden utensils are best, and that metal tools can chip seasoning and ruin a skillet. But like washing with soap, certain cast iron rules are made to be broken: a set of common metal kitchen tools are important sidekicks for cast iron cookery and even essential for keeping your skillets in top condition.