Originally Posted by bevmoo8
What temp would you use?
Heat the oven to 500 degrees.
I oil up the pan, usually with canola or grapeseed oil, put it in the oven upside down. Season it for 1 hour. Turn oven off and let it cool in the oven.
After 1 time this way, you'll still have visible splotching but the texture should smooth out and adhere well. No stickiness, unless you have too much oil on the bottom of the pan. But thats not where it matters anyway.
It should work well now, but you can reepeat a couple of times if you want until the pan is evenly black and slick.
My theory with the oil is that the higher smoke point works well with the high oven temp. The pan's pores are open more and the oil isn't all carbonized so it can really get in there and stick where it needs to. No evidence for this though, just my opinion.