new cast iron griddle pan

Just bought a Lodge. The sticker doesn't indicate whether or not the pan is pre-seasoned, it only gives cleaning instructions. What should I do before first use? Thx.

  • Posted by: barb48
  • April 18, 2015
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Merrill Stubbs
Merrill Stubbs April 18, 2015

Even if it is pre-seasoned you'll have better results if you do it yourself, and it can't hurt to re-season it. Worth the extra time up front!

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Shuna Lydon
Shuna Lydon April 18, 2015

My guess is that one must clean pan well before seasoning, so that's why they give cleaning instructions. I bought mine "raw" so I could go through the whole process myself. It's a few days of oven baking with clear oil (not olive), but now I have a "nonstick" pan with no mispronounce able chemicals. Have fun!

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barb48
barb48 April 19, 2015

thanks!

Nancy
Nancy April 19, 2015

why not olive oil? Negative properties? Reactions with cast iron?

sexyLAMBCHOPx
sexyLAMBCHOPx April 19, 2015

@Nancy, maybe its the smoke point.

Laura Candler
Laura Candler April 20, 2015

Hi Barb, My name is Laura and I work at Lodge. We pre-season all of our cast iron before it leaves the foundry, so your pan is ready to use right out of the box. Seasoning it again is entirely optional -- the more you season it the better it will get. Happy cooking!

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