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1 CAST IRON .... on Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:56 pm

Imelda HL

I'm thinking to start using my new Cast iron skillet, what should I do before using it ?

2 Re: CAST IRON .... on Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:22 pm


I think Norm has something in his files that goes into detail about the best way to season cast iron.

I bought a new, smaller size Lodge fry pan at WalMart in the last year. All I did was wash it with soap, let it dry (on a warm burner on the stove) and then wiped some oil on the inside.

But that's because I read somewhere the new Lodge stuff is pre-seasoned and you didn't have to do much to it.

3 Re: CAST IRON .... on Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:47 pm


Beth, you have to keep it seasoned.  I clean mine, rub it with oil and put it back in the oven every few times I use it.

4 Re: CAST IRON .... on Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:44 pm


Oh, yeah, I didn't think about that. I guess it's just so normal to do I didn't think about it. I know my Grandma's antique Griswold is a much different metal....super compared with the Lodge cast iron I just bought. If I could find about 2 more smaller Griswold ci pans I'd be a happy camper.

5 Re: CAST IRON .... on Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:21 am

Imelda HL

thank you Beth... I saw many chefs use it on the cooking show and it looks so cool  Razz  I haven't started seasoning it yet, it's still in the box

6 Re: CAST IRON .... on Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:27 am


I think Lodge cast iron is pre seasoned. When I was younger, we seasoned cast iron by just cooking oily stuff like bacon in it.

But here are two sites with directions.

7 Re: CAST IRON .... on Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:20 pm


I have seasoned mine with Crisco and my outdoor grill. Kept the stink outside and turned the pan a lovely shade of black.

8 Re: CAST IRON .... on Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:23 pm


I wanted to get a big chicken fryer.I could not even lift it. So much for that lol

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