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how to season an iron skillet

how to season a cast iron skillet
asked Feb 5, 2014 by mike

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Clean it with dish detergent and hot water, rinse in hot water, even if it is new from the store, it needs to be cleaned. BUT DO THIS QUICKLY, DON'T EVER LET A CAST IRON SKILLET SIT OR SOAK IN WATER - it will rust.

Dry with a clean towel.

Rub the inside of it with vegetable oil.

Put it in a 400 degree oven for 30-40 minutes. It's ready to use.

After using it, simply clean again with dish detergent, rinse, dry.

If food ever starts "sticking" to it, re-season it.

Every kitchen and every good cook needs one or more cast iron skillets. ENJOY.
answered Feb 6, 2014 by Grace Terry
Wash skillet in hot, soapy water. Rinse thoroughly and dry completely.

Apply a thin coating of vegetable oil with a soft cloth or paper towel.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place skillet UPSIDE DOWN on top oven rack.

Place foil on a cookie sheet and place on bottom rack of oven. This will catch the drippings from the skillet.

Bake in oven for one hour.

Turn oven off. DO NOT OPEN. Allow skillet to cool down in oven (several hours). There may be a film on your cookware, this comes off after use. You will have to use it a couple times as a test.
answered Feb 7, 2014 by anonymous

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