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Season A Cast Iron Skillet

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If you own a cast-iron skillet you may need some reseasoning to make it perfect again!

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It is really easy to do this yourself and your skillet will live on for years and years. So are you ready to learn how to season a cast iron skillet? Let’s get started!

Your cast iron cookware is looking tired and has food sticking all over? See how to season a cast iron skillet or reseason cast iron cookware. Want to try? Visit thetortiliachannel.com for the full instructions

Perfect Cast-Iron Cookware

If you ever get or buy cast-iron cookware you can cook with it forever. Cast-iron get’s better over time.

When you buy cast iron you do not have to worry because it will be properly seasoned and have this non-stick layer.

You can fry an egg or pancakes without it sticking to the pan.

But if you use your cast-iron frequently it can look a little tired. Especially if you clean it and remove any layer of oil in your pan.

This is when it is time to reseason your skillet yourself.

How Do I Know If I Need To Season Cast Iron?

When the layer of your pan is no longer non-stick and anything you cook sticks to the pan.

You know it has become time to season it again.

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How To Season Cast Iron Ingredients

To season your cast-iron cookware you need only two ingredients. Have them ready when you start:

  • Cast-iron cookware
  • Oil with a high smoke point like avocado oil, rice bran oil, or vegetable oil like sunflower oil

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How To Season A Cast Iron Skillet

Start with cleaning your cookware. Take a tiny bit of dishwashing soap and clean your cast-iron skillet.

This is the only time you are using soap to clean your cookware.

Rinse and dry the skillet with a clean kitchen towel.

In the meanwhile preheat your oven to just below the smoke point of the oil you are going to use.

So if you are using avocado oil that has a smoke point of 520℉ preheat your oven to 500℉ if it allows.

Take a paper towel or a lint-free dish towel and add a tablespoon of oil to the pan. Rub the oil into the whole pan, so top, bottom, handle the whole thing.

The pan will absorb some of the oil so repeat this routine until you get a shining sheen on the pan.

Rub oil on both the outside of the skillet as well as the inside.

Put some aluminum foil on the bottom of the oven and place the rack in the middle of the oven.

Now put your pan upside down in the oven so any excess oil can drip away.

Heat the pan for 1 hour so it can season the cast iron. Then let it cool naturally inside the oven.

Your skillet is seasoned and ready to use.

You can perform these steps for any cast iron cooking appliance like a Dutch oven, grill pan, comal, etc.

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How To Quickly Seasoning Your Cookware Stove

Clean your cast iron and wash it with some soap (again this is the only time you are using soap to clean your cookware).

Now add enough avocado oil to the pan to thoroughly cover the inside of the pan and rub the oil in the pan.

Use a paper towel or a lint-free towel and wipe up any excess oil.

Put the skillet or pan on the stove and turn it to low before you slowly increase the heat to the smoking point.

Then remove the pan from the heat and allow the pan to cool. Wipe the pan with a paper towel to remove any remaining oil and your pan is ready to use.

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How To Clean Your Cast Iron Cookware

When you seasoned your cookware do not clean it with soap again. Just use hot water to clean it and use some paper towel or dish towel.

By adding soap you remove the seasoning from your pan.

But what if I have some stubborn foods inside my cookware that will not go away with some scrubbing?

Well, add some hot water to your cookware and gently heat it. Scrub a little to loosen the foods.

Leave the water in the pan so it can cool and the remaining foods will release so you can wash them away.

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Why Do I Need An Oil With A High Smoke point For Seasoning Cast-Iron?

The height of the smoke point dictates how hot you can preheat your cookware.

So the lower the smoke point the lower you can heat your cast-iron cookware.

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What Is The Best Oil To Reseason Your Cast-Iron Cookware

You have a lot of oils that you can use to season your cookware. Here you find the best:

  1. Avocado oil – this oil has a 520℉ smoke point so heat to up to 500℉ if you can
  2. Rice bran oil – this oil has a smoke point of 450℉ so heat to up to 450℉
  3. Vegetable oil – this oil has the lowest smoke point 440℉ so heat to up to 440℉

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Season cast iron cookware

Serves: 1 Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 60 minutes

If cast iron cookware is looking tired and has food sticking all over? See how to season a cast iron skillet or reseason cast iron cookware.

Ingredients

  • 1 cast iron skillet
  • 1-2 tablespoons avocado oil

Instructions

  1. Cleaning your cookware. Take a tiny bit of dishwashing soap and clean your cast-iron skillet. This is the only time you are using soap to clean your cookware
  2. Rinse and dry the skillet with a clean kitchen towel
  3. In the meanwhile preheat your oven to just below the smoke point of the oil you are going to use
  4. So if you are using avocado oil that has a smoke point of 520℉ preheat your oven to 500℉ if it allows
  5. Take a paper towel or a lint-free dish towel and add a tablespoon of oil to the pan
  6. Rub the oil into the whole pan. The pan will absorb some of the oil so repeat this routine until you get a shining sheen on the pan
  7. Put some aluminum foil on the bottom of the oven and place the rack in the middle of the oven
  8. Now put your pan upside down in the oven so any excess oil can drip away
  9. Heat the pan for 1 hour so it can season the cast iron. Then let it cool naturally inside the oven
  10. Your skillet is seasoned and ready to use

Nutrition facts

Calories: 0; Fat: 1g; Carbs: 1g; Protein: 0g;

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