Technique: Seasoning Cast Iron

1. Pre-heat oven to 325�
2. Wash skillet with warm, soapy water and dry thoroughly.
3. Apply a thin coat of vegetable oil, or vegetable shortening with a paper towel on all surfaces, inside and out.
4. Place in oven on center rack, upside down. Place a baking sheet or a sheet of foil on the rack beneath to catch drippings.
5. Bake for a minimum 1 hour (at least 2 is better)then turn off heat and allow to cool inside oven before removing.
6. Skillet is now ready to use.

It will take continuous use to get to that rich black utterly seasoned hue. But don't fret, it will get there.
To wash, scrub with hot water and a brush without detergent. Never use sharp or metal utensils on it while cooking and never place in the dishwasher. If it finds its way into the dishwasher, just repeat seasoning process.

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