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Best way to season cast iron pan even after using it

asked by Food odyssea about 3 years ago
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added about 3 years ago

After a lot of trial and error, I think that flax oil is the best for seasoning. The first question you need to answer though it, how clean is it? Sometimes you need to start over with the seasoning process. Some people use something like oven cleaner. I prefer electrolysis with the bonus of a science project in your garage :) - If you're not familiar with this process, check this out. http://pinchandswirl.com...

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added about 3 years ago

Very informative blog post, pinch&swirl. I particularly liked the McGyver electrolysis rig, although it seems like a bit of a production for someone who only wants to clean and reseason a skillet or two.

Have you found flaxseed oil significantly superior in seasoning cast iron? Sheryl Canter's piece on the chemistry of seasoning suggests as much, but I'm curious about whether the theoretical difference turns out to be significant in practice. I haven't tried it yet because food-grade flaxseed oil is so expensive.

Canter's piece, for those who haven't seen it, is the most accessible explanation of the science of seasoning that I've seen.


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Pegeen is a trusted home cook.

added about 3 years ago

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