This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing skillethead Matt Bright of Orphaned Iron. Matt’s full-time job is restoring cast-iron cookware, which he sells on his Etsy shop. Not only does he sell restored-and-ready cast iron, but he’ll restore your old rusty pan—for only $20!
Here are some highlights from the interview:
* Matt owns about 3500 pieces of cast-iron cookware, over 400 pieces of which are in his personal collection!
* Like most restorers, Matt’s interest in cast iron started with family.
* Unlike other restorers, Matt uses only one method to restore cast iron: the electrolysis tank (or E-tank).
* He uses only vegetable shortening (like Crisco) to season his pans.
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