I have a Lodge 12" cast iron skillet that I have been cooking in almost every night for about 6 months. I recently scrubbed a little to hard and created a "bald" spot into he middle of my pan. I wanted to know if I can save it or do I need to strip it and reason it. Thanks!


I've had success in restoring bald spots in my cast iron skillet. After cooking and cleaning, I add oil when the skillet is warm. Eventually the "bald" spot fills in. Mine took about 3 months of 1-2 weekly uses.

  • Thanks B540Glenn! I'm cooking bacon in it right now. – Hilltopteacher Apr 24 at 21:14
  • I too cooked bacon to help with the re-seasoning. :-) – B540Glenn Apr 25 at 18:51

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