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.
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
You have a beautiful vintage cast iron skillet.
Nothing cooks fried chicken like an old cast iron skillet