Seasoning Your Cast Iron




Introduction: Seasoning Your Cast Iron

Step 1: Intro

Cast iron is an amazing non-stick flavor packed surface if you know how to take care of it, and a terrible surface if u don't. So I've made it my duty to teach you the ways of the iron. It is also the best pan for any Mexican dish.

Step 2: Gather Supplies

1. Cast iron pan
2. Vegetable oil
3. Your favorite spice mix.(I used seven steak spice.)
4. Stove
5. Steam vent
6. Paper towels

Step 3: Set Up

Set stove burner to medium and steam vent to high. Fill pan with a thin layer of oil and a couple table spoons of seasoning.

Step 4: Heat It Up

Place the pan the burner until oil is hot but not boiling. Using a paper towel wipe oil up on to sides every ten minutes for an hour. Take the pan of the burner, drain the oil, and dry the pan with a paper towel.

Step 5: Preserve

Now that you posses the best nonstick pan around you need to keep it that way. The main rule is NEVER LET EVEN A DAB OF SOAP TOUCH THE PAN. It will destroy the pan. For cleaning just boil water in it for sanitization. Always dry immediately seeing as iron can will rust.

Step 6: Enjoy Your Amazing Non Stick Pan and Call It Fajita Night

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    Question 6 months ago

    my seasoning flakes off why

    I reviewed the process and realized that this was pretty easy so I followed the steps and now I am using my auction found cast iron pans on a regular basis! Awesome, thanks!!!


    8 years ago

    The seasoning strengthens the coating

    Dream Dragon
    Dream Dragon

    8 years ago on Introduction

    As I understand it, it's only really Salt that you need to add. The Salt reacts with the oil to create a kind of polymeric structure that provides a water repellent surface. I read somewhere that the very best oil for the purpose is "flax seed" oil.

    All that said, I've never used that much oil, just enough to make a thin film over the entire surface and heat till "smoking hot".


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Why do you add seasonings? You're not cooking! :)