If you own a seasoned cast iron skillet or pan, rest assured it is possible to scrub it - but you need to be careful about how that's done. Never use detergent or harsh scrubbing pads on a seasoned skillet because it will destroy the seasoning. Seasoning refers to the oil that was added onto the skillet by the manufacturer after making it. The seasoning is all about making it easier to clean. It would be even more difficult to clean cast iron after cooking if it was not seasoned or if the seasoning was destroyed.
Rest assured, it is possible to clean a cast iron skillet with burnt on. It looks like a daunting task but it can be done when you follow these steps.Read more