Originally Posted by Bobbie54
Bees wax might be good for not going rancid if not used for a long time.
I've never heard of black steel pots. Will look into it.
Sorry for the confusion .... I was talking about black steel frying pans. Jim has a picture of what I have. I haven't seen black steel pots either. Wish they did make black steel pots. I have an 8" and a 10" fry pan ... same in cast iron and I find myself reaching for the steel pans when I'm cooking. Luckily, my cast iron lids fit on the black steel pans. I haven't seen black steel lids.
When I have left food in either form, I clean the same: boil water in the pan for a couple minutes, dump out and replace with coldish water and scrub with a sponge/scrubie combo. Residue comes right out - 'non stick' like cast iron. The black steel has a smoother surface though.