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Old 11-06-2006, 02:24 PM   #1
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Question iron skillets

i have often heard of seasoning? your iron skillets. how would you do that. does it prevent the "rust" look to these skillets?

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Old 11-06-2006, 02:29 PM   #2
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The best way to do it is coat the pan in a skim coat of lard, and bake in the oven, at 350 degrees for a while. This will "seal the pores" and prevent rust and "stickage".

I don't know how others feel, but I never use soap to wash my cast irons, just some hot water and a sponge/towel, and wipe it out well...
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Old 11-06-2006, 02:32 PM   #3
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will some oil rubbed into the skillet and popped in oven work..do not have lard
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Old 11-06-2006, 02:36 PM   #4
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Hi - this will save you some time. Check out this very recent thread in the "cookware" forum.:
Yet another cast iron question

Hope that helped a bit

Oh, and yes, the "rust look" is definitely not what you're going for.
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Old 11-06-2006, 04:01 PM   #5
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Solid shortening works really well. If you have rust use steel wool to get it out first. Then put the shortening on the iron piece and put it in the oven at 375 for 45 minutes, then wipe it out and do it again.
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