EDIT: The other question speaks about seasoning in oven. I cannot fit my skillet in any oven. It's big with a plastic handle.

I have an iron skillet and I have no idea how to season it properly. I once washed the skillet cause the oil buildup was too much and then gave a real hard wash. Now the Skilelt won't season. The seasoning gets kinda sticky and little lines appear or hardened oil.

What is the proper way to season the skillet on Gas Stove?

This is how I am trying now.

  1. Wash the skillet clean.
  2. Add a thin film of oil and wipe the excess oil.
  3. Heat the skillet till it smokes.

I have tried heating the skilelt to high temp first and the result is still the same. The seasoning gets sticky.

  • Wrong oil? See cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/13555/… [though I don't agree with the accepted answer, I personally think it's about the worst for 'soft/sticky'; read further down.] BTW, seasoning doesn't wash off, you need to sand it off. If it did, it wasn't done properly.
    – Tetsujin
    Sep 7, 2022 at 14:46
  • @unlisted I am using Mustard oil or Rice Bran Oil. I used lemon and metal sponge to clean the skillet like how it was when it was new.
    – 4-K
    Sep 7, 2022 at 14:49
  • Or this one: cooking.stackexchange.com/q/641/34242
    – Ecnerwal
    Sep 7, 2022 at 14:52
  • There is no difference between seasoning in an oven and on stovetop, the oven is just less error-prone, but else the process is the same, so there is no sense to keep the question open. You are already doing the proper steps anyway, so you won't get any written answers that can tell you more, from here on it is a matter of temperature control. You can go through our questions on seasoning pans, cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/seasoning-pans, in case you want to catch some extra tidbits.
    – rumtscho
    Sep 7, 2022 at 15:19
  • @rumtscho Do I need to heat the pan at high flame and for long do I heat it? High flame or medium flame? I have no idea. Why my seasoning is coming as sticky then?
    – 4-K
    Sep 7, 2022 at 16:53


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