"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cookware and Accessories > Cookware
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-15-2013, 03:28 PM   #1
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 350
Should I season new Lodge cookware?

I just bought a Lodge pre-seasoned grill pan. I've read some others who say that even though the pan is pre-seasoned, they will went through the seasonings process themselves. Is this necessary / should I do this? And if so, do I still wash it with soap before seasonings?

__________________

__________________
crankin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 03:45 PM   #2
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,383
It's pre-seasoned. If you just use it, the seasoning will continue with each use. There is no need to, or harm in seasoning it again. No special preparation needed.
__________________

__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 05:00 PM   #3
Executive Chef
 
justplainbill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Eastern Long Island, New York
Posts: 4,206
I did not have much luck with the pre-seasoning on a Lodge 9 quart dutch oven. The seasoning was kind of gummy and did not really hide the rough finish of the pot's interior. It was a laborious but worthwhile endeavor to remove the factory seasoning and 'sand' down the rough interior with Brillo soap pads, silicon carbide abrasive paste, then wire cup & wheel brushes and finally with brown soap, hot water and a stiff pot brush. It's now a pleasure to use without having to worry about grating down my wood spoons when stirring and scraping down the pot's contents. The smoothed finish is also easier to clean.
I used several thin applications of corn oil to re season the pot. For maintenance, I clean the pot with warm to hot water and a stiff brush or a blue scotch brite pad, rinse with very hot water, dry with paper towels, heat on stove top to complete drying, and then apply a thin coating of peanut oil to the hot pot.
__________________
justplainbill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 05:45 PM   #4
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,383
I was never bothered by the "rough" surface of my Lodge Logic pans. It doesn't effect the non-stick quality of a seasoned pan or wear down my utensils. I guess I have a lighter touch.

I didn't find the factory seasoning to be gummy either. I was able to cook successfully on it from the first time.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 06:08 PM   #5
Executive Chef
 
justplainbill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Eastern Long Island, New York
Posts: 4,206
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
I was never bothered by the "rough" surface of my Lodge Logic pans. It doesn't effect the non-stick quality of a seasoned pan or wear down my utensils. I guess I have a lighter touch.

I didn't find the factory seasoning to be gummy either. I was able to cook successfully on it from the first time.
Thanks, Andy, for comparing notes.
Keeping bean starch from sticking can require a fairly heavy hand.
IMHO, Logic's finish cannot hold a candle to Griswold or Wagner.
In good condition and for the right price (if I already did not own enough older cast iron wear) I'd buy used Griswold or Wagner. Too bad Textron killed them off.
For bigger 'modern' frying pans I've been using a 14 1/8" Matfer Bourgeat black steel pan. I'd like to use a bigger one but it would not fit on my stove nor in my sink.
__________________
justplainbill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 12:16 AM   #6
Head Chef
 
salt and pepper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Montana
Posts: 2,026
If you really want to do it right. Boil your new pan with water, and wash it out with soap and hot water.
Lightly coat with flackseed oil, oven at 350 dregrees for an hour. Let it cool. Repeat for the next 5 days. Smooth finish, non stick.
__________________
salt and pepper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 10:04 AM   #7
Master Chef
 
jabbur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 5,482
I've had pre-seasoned cast iron from Lodge and also gotten unseasoned cast iron from a US company (Bayou Classics). I used the Lodge right out of the box (after a quick rinse in hot water to remove any packing dust) with wonderful results. I seasoned the Bayou pans myself and they perform just a well as the Lodge and were about 1/3 cheaper than Lodge. I'd say go ahead and use your grill pan. If you're not satisfied with the way it cooks, then you can think about going through the removal and reseasoning process.
__________________
I could give up chocolate but I'm no quitter!
jabbur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 10:51 AM   #8
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,383
Quote:
Originally Posted by jabbur View Post
... If you're not satisfied with the way it cooks, then you can think about going through the removal and reseasoning process.

You don't have to start from scratch by stripping the pan. You can add to the existing seasoning.
__________________

__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cookware

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.