How to Season Cast Iron


Cast iron pans, pots, skillets, griddles, and Dutch ovens are practically indestructible. They can last for generations. The key to cast iron’s longev... See moreity is seasoning. In this video, you’ll learn how to season, cook with, and care for cast iron cookware so it lasts for years and years. Seasoning cast iron is simple. We’ll show you how a thin, protective layer of vegetable oil, baked into the skillet, helps prevent rust from developing. Re-seasoning your cast iron pan will build up over time a terrific non-stick surface. You’ll see how to properly prepare your cast iron pan before you season it for the first time, and you’ll learn why this is the only time you’ll want to use soap to clean it. You’ll also discover the benefits of cooking with cast iron—the dry, even heat, which browns meats, crisps baked goods, and caramelizes vegetables like no other type of cookware. You’ll also see how easy it is to clean a well-seasoned cast iron skillet! Cast iron, it’s not just for the chuck wagon! See more how-to videos >>

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Feb 18, 2014 7:59 AM



Jan 26, 2014 8:22 PM

Great video! I recently bought a cast iron griddle and had no idea that I had to season it first. I had stopped using it because it was starting to get a little rusty. I did everything that the video showed and my griddle came out perfect! I'm so impressed on how nice it came out, it looks brand new! I can't wait to use it tomorrow!


Jan 25, 2014 4:38 AM

I have my Grandmother's 6" cast iron pan (Wagner)with a lid that has cooked only fried eggs for close to 100 years. It's priceless!

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