Cast iron is an amazing cooking surface. Heavy and thick, it acts as an amazing heat reservoir and is excellent for searing steaks and other fine meats at your disposal.
Many a time, an unskilled, forgetful, or uninformed aspiring chef will let the pan soak, leave it in a moist place, or even accidentally run it through the dishwasher. Lo! Ruin and shame! Avert thine eyes!
But no longer!
Bring out the maimed and sad pans from deep within your cabinets! Cast (iron) away your shame!
We can fix this. It'll take some elbow grease, and time. But you'll be back on the cast iron horse in no time.
(This particular pan met its rusty fate when a wet mixing bowl was left on top of it and ignored for a week or so. View my shame, and learn from my mistake!)