Originally Posted by RosieA
...those "preseasoned" ones are just junk if you ask me. They are nowhere near the preseasoning you really need...
I disagree. The pre-seasoned CI you buy isn't the end product. It just gives you a running start by doing the same thing you would have to do for initial seasoning.
I have two CI skillets that I bought pre-seasoned. I started cooking on them right away and every time I use them, the seasoning is enhanced.
If you have the rare luck to find a decades old CI skillet that's been well cared for, that's great. A new pre-seasoned skillet doesn't compare to one that's been seasoned since your grandmother was a bride. But they will get there over time.
Certainly not junk.