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seasoning cast iron

We had some rust on our cast iron skillet, so my boyfriend followed instructions to scrub it off with steel wool and then re-season. But we think he must have used too much oil in seasoning it because the skillet is now a little sticky. What should we do now?

asked by Diana 4 months ago

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Uncle Jess
added 4 months ago

Warm the pan for a few minutes to soften the gunk, then rub with a wadded up paper towel. Then cook something with it. Using the pan is the best way to season it.

Best way to avoid rust is to wash the pan with a little water right after use, having turned off the burner before washing. Then wipe the pan and place it upside down over the still warm burner. A little later, rub a drop of oil over the pan and you are done.

Avoid lengthy cooking of acidic items, such as tomatoes and wine, as they will harm the seasoning.

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