Introduction: Don't Throw Out That Ugly Cast Iron Skillet

If you see one of these at a yard sale grab it!

Step 1: Burn Off the Gunk

Turn the skillet upside down in the oven and run the self cleaning cycle

Step 2: Scrub the Crude

This is the only time you should ever use soap on a cast iron skillet.

Using an SOS pad or other scrubber and soap clean off the crust.

Dry completely

Step 3: Start the Seasoning Process

Heat in a 200 degree oven for 15 minutes

Brush on a thin coat of crisco

Then rub it in and off until it looks dry

Step 4: Bake on the Seasoning

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees and bake the skillet upside down for one hour

Step 5: Keep Going

Repeat Repeat Repeat Repeat!

Yep 5 times

Ta Dah!

You have a beautiful vintage cast iron skillet.

Nothing cooks fried chicken like an old cast iron skillet

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