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Videos: How to Season (or Re-Season) Your Cast Iron Cookware

November 15th, 2013 by ironcooker

How to Season Your Cast Iron Cookware
Recently, we here at Iron Cooker have been getting a few queries about how to season or re-season our cookware.  While it’s true that we’ve done a post about this, it’s just as true that there’re a few methods and takes on getting the job done.   Check out these resources to get the full account on how to revitalize your cookware.

How to Season Cast Iron (via does a really great job of going through some of the uses and process of seasoning.  It’s a very accessible, 5-step process:

  1. Scrub with soap
  2. Heat the oven
  3. Oil the pan
  4. Bake the pan
  5. Cool down

They do a good job of reminding you how to wash your cast iron pans after usage, making it seem as accessible and easy as it is.

Cast Iron, How to Season & Cure It! (via OurHalfAcreHomestead)

Alright, we all know not to use soap to clean our cast iron.  It’s almost hard to hear the words “cast iron” without someone stepping in to remind you of it.  But you know what?  It happens.  It’s one of the reasons why we’re talking about seasoning here in the first place!

That’s the starting point with this video, where the host admits to cleaning with soapy water pretty frequently.  Don’t make a habit of it yourself, but when you do slip up and let that happen, check out this video and use her technique, and you can still get some use out of your favorite cookware.

Stripping and Seasoning a Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet (via The Culinary Fanatic)

In some cases, you’ll buy a pre-seasoned skillet that you want to season yourself.  If that’s your preference, this video may be your best friend.

The host has bought a pair of pre-seasoned skillets that he strips, modifies, and then re-seasons all on his own.  The tools are all fairly straight-forward, and it gives you the option to get the most out of your cookware, no matter what’s available.

Have you heard about any interesting takes on seasoning a cast-iron pan?  Have you seasoned one yourself?  Tell us all about your experiences in the comments below!

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4 Responses

  1. Neal U. Matthews

    I’ve been looking at pots on eBay and other web sites: Descoware, Cousances, Dru Holland, Dansk Kobenstyle (not sure if this one is cast iron or steel) and early LC. Many of the items I’ve seen have taken a beating, but some appear to be in really good shape for their age. If you are familiar with any of these lines, I’d like to hear what you think about them, particularly Descoware and Cousances, but also the others. I know that Julia Child thought highly of Descoware and supposedly preferred it to LC. The prices certainly are tempting vs. buying new LC or Staub.

  2. jordan

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