Pan Seasoning 101

Seasoning your cast iron pan is an essential step to preserving its quality over time. Allow us to walk you through the simple process!

Prep Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Beginner
Good For -
1 light soap
2 warm water
3 neutral oil (made from nuts, grains, seeds or fruits)
1 Wash your new pan. Use light soap and warm water and scrub your pan gently before drying it with a towel. To make sure no moisture remains, you may also choose to heat it over a stovetop flame for 1-2 minutes.
2 Rub its surfaces with neutral oil. Make sure to get all the spots to get an even coat. The oil is what will later on give your pan its non-stick consistency!
3 Heat your pan. Place your cast iron pan in an oven preheated to 450°F, and keep it there for 30 minutes. This is the process that allows the oil to polymerize and form plastic-like coatings!
4 Repeat steps 1-3 three more times. It's tedious, but doing so sets down a good first layer of your own seasoning.
5 Store your pan in a dry area. This prevents your pan from drawing any moisture, which may lead to rust!
6 Wash your pan with soap and warm water. Like Step 1, always use soap and warm water after use, and make sure no food scraps remain on the pan.
1 ✓ Can withstand high temperatures for longer
2 ✓ Gives it a non-stick consistency
3 ✓ Prevents rust from building up