Read the link Rig D posted a few times. Find a good OLD skillet (I have my daddy's Wagner from when he was in college). Once I got it all figured out, all I do now to clean it is scrape it clean with the metal spatula, run the non-soapy dishbrush around the inside of it once the water is hot from the rest of the dinner dishes. We live in a very low humidity climate, so I just set it back on the stove to dry out. Every once in a while (maybe twice a year), I put bacon grease or flax seed oil on it and just leave it on the burner on low for an hour or two.