Coconut Oil To Protect Bamboo Utensils & Cast Iron Cookware

Cast iron pan

So you have made the investment in quality cast iron cookware (or been fortunate enough to receive a family heirloom), how do you protect that investment? Well we’ve got some tips for keeping cast iron AND wooden kitchen utensils in top shape! There is no need for harsh chemicals or lubricants… 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.

So there you have it, coconut oil seasons cast iron, conditions wooden utensils, and is wonderful for cooking. You can find organic coconut oil at most grocery stores! How do you season your cast iron?


  1. I love coconut oil!
    This is another great use for it! Thanks for sharing!


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