How to Season A Brand New Cast Iron Pan

The purpose of seasoning the pan is to create a non-stick surface. But without all the nasty chemicals that transfer into the food from other "non-stick" pans. And a bit of iron will seep into your cooked food through the cast iron skillet - which apparently is a really good thing!
A cast iron pan is a must! If you don't have one...get one!
Use any oil of your choosing and spread a thin layer on the pan. Flaxseed oil is said to be the best oil to season a pan with.
Bake upside down in a cool oven on 350 degrees for at least an hour.
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  • Josephine Quibilan Monce Josephine Quibilan Monce on Sep 06, 2016
    Other than cast iron pans can we also season those ruined or scrached non-stick pans to make it look like new again?

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  • Karen Mueller Karen Mueller on May 07, 2014
    You can use water to clean the pan but no soap. After I wash it, I put it on the burner until the pan gets hot enough to burn off the water to prevent rust from forming. Let it cool down before storing.

  • Deborah Durham Deborah Durham on May 13, 2014
    The main idea should be NEVER to use soap on any frying pan. It makes a thin film that causes food to stick. I note the way Chinese food people clean a pan they put water in the pan and let it boil while scrubbing away the food etc.