Love my cast iron cookware 🙂 I have quite a collection going with several sizes of skillets , a flat plate , and a even a few enamelled ones. I was recently given 3 more skillets , small medium and large sizes … all brand new , and need of seasoning .
All that is required , other than the cast iron pans them selves is :
- Steel or Copper Scrub
- Dish Soap ( the only time your cast should ever see it ! )
- Hot Water
- Hot Oven
Start by giving your pans a good wash, with hot soapy water , and a metal scrub – This is to remove the oil it was shipped in , and /or to remove a rusty spot.
After washing , dry the pan well… you can pop it in the oven , or just give it a good towel dry , add a good splash of high temp oil , or lard , I used sunflower .
Rub the oil , all around the pan , including the handle and the bottom… try not to have any puddles of oil .
Pop it into a 350F oven for at least 1 hour , longer is just fine … make sure to turn on your fan , and maybe open a window:) It will smoke ! After the cook time , I simply left them in the oven to cool on their own .