Cast-Iron Care! How Oil Seasoning Transforms Your Cookware

Here’s a guide to everything you need to know about why it’s necessary to season your cast-iron cookware and how exactly to go about it.

By seasoning the cookware, a layer of oil is baked into the pores of the metal, filling in the rough surface and creating a smooth, non-stick surface.

Why Is Cast-Iron Cookware Seasoning Important?

Choosing The Right Oil For Seasoning Cast-Iron Cookware

Good options for seasoning cast-iron cookware include vegetable oil, canola oil, grapeseed oil, and flaxseed oil, all of which have high smoke points.

Preparing The Cast-Iron Surface

Clean the cookware: Before seasoning your cast-iron cookware, you should clean it thoroughly to remove any dirt or grease.

Applying The Oil

Apply a layer of oil: Once the cookware is dry, apply a thin layer of oil to the cookware’s surface.

Heating And Cooling The Cookware

Heat the cookware in the oven: After applying the oil, heat the cookware in the oven to a high temperature.