A guide and everything you need to know to season a cast iron skillet!
We absolutely love our cast iron skillet and use it throughout the year! We make cakes, steaks, frittatas… you name it!
When you first buy one, it needs to be properly seasoned! So here’s a fun guide we made showing you how to season a cast-iron skillet!
How to Season A Cast Iron Skillet
Cook the Skillet
Heat the oven to 200 degrees and place the cast iron skillet in until it’s bone dry.
Rub it With Oil
Pull the cast iron skillet out (be careful it’s HOT!) and pour oil all over the skillet. You can use flaxseed oil, try this brand, or you can use grapeseed oil which is great as well.
Remove the Oil
Using a paper towel, dry the oil and rub it off of the skillet until it looks dry.
Cook in 500 Degrees
Place the cast iron skillet in a cool oven upside down. Crank up the oven temperature to 500 degrees and bake for 1 hour.
Let it Cool in the Oven
After an hour, turn the oven off and let the cast iron cool in the oven for 2 hours.
Once you finish that process the skillet will be seasoned. You can also repeat that process again for an even better seasoning that will last longer. Actually, you can repeat this process up to 5 times for the best results!
What is the best oil to season a cast iron skillet?
You need to use an oil with a high smoke point since. These are the best two oils to use to season your cast iron skillet:
- Grapeseed Oil
- Flaxseed Oil
How often do you have to season a cast iron skillet?
We like to use the method above once a year to season our cast iron skillet. To maintain the seasoning use this cast iron spray or oil after washing and before storing. This will help keep the cast iron nonstick.