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Joneser
06-16-2009, 04:40 PM
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1. Pre-heat oven to 325
2. Wash skillet with warm, soapy water and dry thoroughly.
3. Apply a thin coat of vegetable oil, or vegetable shortening with a paper towel on all surfaces, inside and out.
4. Place in oven on center rack, upside down. Place a baking sheet or a sheet of foil on the rack beneath to catch drippings.
5. Bake for an hour, then turn off heat, open door, and allow to cool inside oven before removing.
6. Skillet is now ready to use.
To wash, scrub with hot water and a brush without detergent. Never use sharp or metal utensils on it while cooking and never place in the dishwasher. If it finds its way into the dishwasher, don't fret - just repeat seasoning process.






Source: http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/tips-techniques/technique-seasoning-cast-iron-006719

californiasmokin
06-16-2009, 05:40 PM
Thanks Brian:thumbs up:

Buzzards Roost
06-16-2009, 07:10 PM
I season mine at 500 for one hour. Give a very good black finish every time.:twocents:

the_selling_blues_man
06-16-2009, 08:38 PM
Thanks Brian .......

Primo
01-06-2010, 06:33 AM
Nice write up on seasoning .Im fixin to get a few dutches myself .My buddys swear by them .Although ive never had first hand at using one .im gonna learn
Thanks fer sharing .

Primo
01-09-2010, 05:58 PM
Got my dutch in the oven now @ 500 for an hr .

Vermin99
01-09-2010, 06:21 PM
My son put my cast iron skillet in the dishwasher a couple of weeks ago. I did 325 twice but the skillet was sticky. The 3rd time I did it I did it at 525* for an hour and the skillet was nice and black and not sticky.

Primo
01-09-2010, 07:10 PM
Nice -n- black ready to use .il ldo some cracklin corn bread in it tomorrow on the egg.
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Butt Lover's
01-09-2010, 07:48 PM
My son put my cast iron skillet in the dishwasher a couple of weeks ago. I did 325 twice but the skillet was sticky. The 3rd time I did it I did it at 525* for an hour and the skillet was nice and black and not sticky.

So to get the sticky(ness) off mine I need to reseason it at 525 for an hour?

Buzzards Roost
01-09-2010, 07:58 PM
Yes 1 hour @ 500 or 525 will get the sticky off and make a nice black shine.:thumbs up:

SmokyOkie
01-09-2010, 08:52 PM
You just need to cook the esters out of the oil. either hot and fast or longer at the lower temp.

My way to season cast iron is to buy Lodge pre seasoned.:shrug::roflmaoha0:

Vermin99
01-09-2010, 09:06 PM
You just need to cook the esters out of the oil. either hot and fast or longer at the lower temp.

My way to season cast iron is to buy Lodge pre seasoned.:shrug::roflmaoha0:

My skillet is a Lodge preseasoned. Was great until my son decided to put it in the dishwasher to clean it. I didn't notice until a couple of days later. After I reseasoned it it looks better than when I bought it

SmokyOkie
01-09-2010, 09:59 PM
:thumbs up: If things turn down for you, maybe you could apple for a job at Lodge as a seasoner???:msn-wink::roflmaoha0:

Primo
01-10-2010, 12:32 AM
:thumbs up: If things turn down for you, maybe you could apple for a job at Lodge as a seasoner???:msn-wink::roflmaoha0:
No job fer me ,im retired and really dont need one .:roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0:

YankeeQ
03-06-2013, 05:41 PM
I put mine in oven upside down (always upside down), then just set oven to self cleaning feature.

It will come out as clean as it gets, fine dust all over it. rinse this off thuroughly, apply thin coat of oil and heat up on stove.

For regular use cleaning, i scrub food out with rough brush. then use equal parts oil and coarse salt in a warm skillet, use a paper towel to corral the salt/oil and scrub the whole inside of the pan with it. wipe nice and clean with another paper towel.