Coconut Oil To Protect Bamboo Utensils & Cast Iron Cookware

Coconut oil can be used for both cast iron seasoning and protecting bamboo utensils or cutting boards. Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer with antifungal/antibacterial properties—meaning it won’t go rancid in your cookware!

To season your cast iron skillets:

  • Coat it with coconut oil and place it in a 300° oven for three hours. While it is heating, remove it at least three times to wipe it clean and re-grease it. Seasoning gives the cookware a natural nonstick coating and will prevent rusting.
  • Never use soap on a seasoned cast iron pan! Wipe it out with a nonabrasive sponge or washcloth, or use salt as an abrasive if extra cleaning is needed.

To condition and clean your bamboo utensils or cutting boards:

  • Never soak them in water or place them in dishwashers!
  • Instead wash with warm soapy water and rinse well with a dry lint free tea towel.  Once air dried, rub your bamboo cutting board or utensils with coconut oil (usually once a week) to keep the bamboo from drying out and cracking.