Campfire soot on pot created only in OVEN!!!!!

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chueh

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Because my cast iron pot is pretty new, I am trying to seasoning it as often as possible (food has gotten stuck badly even though I have already oiled the pot and baked in oven for times).

Thus, I left the empty pot there in the oven while baking something else.

Last time I baked pizza at 500 F, while leaving the empty cast iron pot there at the same time. The cast iron pot got campfire soot all over.

WHY???? 500F isn't too hot compared to direct campfire (plus, my oven is always under set temperature). Isn't campfire soot created by contacting fire directly???
 

Andy M.

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Campfire soot is the unburned residue of a wood fire.

Do you apply a light coat of oil each time you put/leave it in the oven?

Was it seasoned when you first bought it or did you have to do all the seasoning yourself?
 

chueh

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I did not oil coat each time when I leave the pot inside the oven while baking, but every 2-3 times. It was OK until the very last time after baking.

It was pre-seasoned, yet I still coat oil on it
 

Andy M.

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Once the last coat of oil has been baked in, there is no benefit to leaving the pot in a hot oven.
 
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