How To: Season a cast iron pan

Season a cast iron pan

A Food Network chef gives the low down on seasoning a cast iron pan. Cast iron pans need to be seasoned before use because it will make your pan stick resistant and last a lifetime. Another plus of seasoning your cast iron pan is that you will not have to use any additional oil when you are cooking. The cast iron is a great heat conductor and the whole pan heats evenly instead of just in spots. To season a cast iron pan you will need to take a neutral oil, vegetable oil works fine, and rub it into the pan. Start out with a light coat. Then you bake your pan as directed in the video. Repeating this process a few time will season, or cure, your pan even more.

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pretty simple. wonder what happens if i don't do this?

rust. you really don't want that in your food.

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