Tomatoes in my Dutch oven

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TopChef

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I've heard that you are supposed to avoid acids like tomatoes and lemon juice when using a cast iron skillet because it wears away the seasoning that has built up. It occurred to me that maybe I should be avoiding those ingredients in my cast iron Dutch oven, too. But that pot doesn't require the same kind of seasoning of oil. Help!
 

jason

Nec timeo, nec sperno
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I have done it before. After washing I give it a quick seasoning though. The way I look at it, the pioneers have done it and survived, so will I.
 
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Isabellas2007

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If that is true, then the dishes from old years would have fallen apart. However, they are still around and some families are still using these dishes. So if you treat the dish properly, it will easily stay working for you.
 
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Arnold

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I would think you could do just about anything you wanted to with cast iron except for leaving it out to rust. My mother used her cast iron frying pan for years and used it for everything.
 
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