when your pot is dirty scrub it , when it doesn't have a seasoning rub it with oil and put it away after 10 min on high on the stove top , don't waste salt don't be gentle its effing cast iron , as to the acid issue if you pan has a good seasoning the acids wont affect it i cook tomato sauce in my cast iron all theā€¦ » 9/24/13 6:25am 9/24/13 6:25am