Questions tagged [seasoning-pans]

Questions about developing and maintaining a non-stick, rust resistant patina on certain kinds of cookware. Cast-iron and carbon steel in particular benefit from careful seasoning. Please use this tag to discuss the seasoning of cookware, use the [seasoning] tag to discuss the use of salt and other flavorings in cooking.

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How to remove an improper seasoning? [duplicate]

I bought the Ikea Vargaden iron skillet. The instructions said to season the pre-seasoned skillet with my oil of choice (i used canola oil) and heat it for a finish. I made the mistake of not wiping ...
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Seasoning of Cast Iron seems to be coming off? [duplicate]

I have 3 new Lodge cast iron pans I got from amazon. They seem to not be nonstick whatsoever and after cooking I see large patches of silver or what appears to be bare metal. They came pre-seasoned....
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Should I be able use a metal wok spatula on a seasoned wok?

After a couple months of cooking with a wok my uncle gave me because he didn't use it, I was very pleased to see it seemed to be developing a nice patina. I cook with it, soak for a few minutes if ...
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Cast iron pan rusts during seasoning

I had a cast iron pan that I wanted to strip and reseason. I stripped it using the oven cleaner method and then I dried it in the oven at 200C. It got super rusty but I was able to get that all off ...
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Cast Iron Skillet Loses Seasoning After Cooking Chicken?

I season my cast Iron thoroughly until it is so slick it could sell a used car. However, whenever I cook chicken breast, I notice the seasoning comes off? No other foods do this. I can cook eggs ...
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Any fix for a warped carbon steel fry pan? [duplicate]

I bought a De Buyer 14" Mineral B Round carbon steel fry pan approximately five years ago. I've used it a fair bit, but recently I think I warped it in the oven when I put it under a broiler for a bit....
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Does smoke point affect max temp of patina

If I were to season a cast iron pan by rubbing it with olive oil(smoke point of 350F to 410F) and putting it in the oven for a while at 340F to create a patina, would I be able to later on use that ...
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Wok Seasoning Fail(?)

I was recently trying to season my wok. I cleaned it, dried it, applied a thin layer of oil and put it in the oven for 1hr at 400°F. I dont know what I did wrong.
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What can I do about peeling wok seasoning?

I bought a carbon-steel wok, seasoned it, and it worked great for a couple weeks. Now however a small portion of the seasoning right in the very middle seems to have peeled off. While the sides are ...
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Seasoning a forged iron pan / cast iron pan - Is there any research about the process?

I'm the proud owner of two forged iron pans (I'm using them on a regular basis). They kind of work out for everything I do, occasionally, food will stick to the surface, but it can quickly be pushed ...
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Seasoned Cast Iron NOT being Non-stick

I've seasoned my cast iron for about 6 times after I got it. It is a 10" Lodge skillet. I used flaxseed oil for seasoning the cast iron pan. Followed every step found on the web, thin layer, baked at ...
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Bought a new pre-seasoned cast iron and not sure if seasoning is good

Noob on cast iron skillets here. I've been in love with this type of cooking for a while and just bought yesterday on amazon my first skillet. It's not a Lodge but a Utopian Kitchen (Chinese ...
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cooldown chemistry of seasoning cast iron with flaxseed

So I have started seasoning cookware with thin layers of flaxseed oil as per the advice from @sheryl_canter with simply outstanding results. Thank you Sheryl! I have a mountain of pans to process so I'...
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Wok seasoning.. Again [duplicate]

Hi so after removing old seasoning on my wok with vinegar baking powder and a lot of scrubbing, i tried to season it again. But i could not get any good results ( https://imgur.com/gallery/9xHfndA ) ...
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Seasoning a carbon steel wok

I have a carbon steel wok but it became rusty recently when I forgot something in it for a day. I decided to scrub everything off and re-season it. The problem is I can't get the center of the wok to ...
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My iron tawa pan is flaking, how do I fix it? [duplicate]

I don't think my pan is cast iron which is why I am posting this here. I revived my cast iron pan and it performs beautifully. I use the cast iron pan for doas/pancakes. The iron pan is lighter but ...
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Seasoning a wok in the wrong way?

I've just bought a wok recently and seasoned it. The only thing i realized at the end is that it never became blue, it's just a dark brown color. Is there a possibility to season it wrong? I've added ...
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Should an enameled cast iron pan be seasoned?

Should I season my Michael Symon Home enameled cast iron frying pan?
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I may have incorrectly seasoned my wok; can I fix it?

I seasoned my new carbon steel wok, and think I may have made a mistake. I scrubbed off the coating it came with using a scouring pad, and then heated it on a high BTU stovetop until it turned a nice ...
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Best practices for seasoning cast iron, currently getting mild food poisoning

I have been cooking with my two cast iron pans for quite some time now. Tracking the occurrence of when my wife and I have tummy trouble leads me to believe that my seasoning of the pans is not ...
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Why does my De Buyer pan cause food to burn?

My De Buyer Mineral B Element iron fry pan burns everything I cook, even though I’ve been using low to medium heat with non-stick foods (mostly potatoes) and canola oil. The pan has been seasoned with ...
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Lodge Dutch Oven seasoning fail (My first cast iron experience)

I bought this. It was a little rusty. I cleaned the rust with salt. I wanted to remove preseasoning but I don't have requirements for that process. Washed the dutch oven with soap and cold water. ...
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How do I fix improperly seasoned cast iron pans?

I'm quite new to cooking as a whole. A few months back I bought a set of VonShef cast iron pans. When seasoning them, I unfortunately made two errors. First, in my naïveté, I used vegetable oil as ...
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Carbonized oil when seasoning carbon steel [duplicate]

I've been trying to season my 11 7/8" Matfer Bourgeat Carbon Steel pan, with mixed success. The first time I did it, I had this weird patch of my pan that wasn't very nonstick, so I scrubbed off the ...
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How do I make sure I don't overheat my teflon pan?

I cook in my teflon wok pans all the time. I recently saw an answer here suggesting to preheat a pan to a high temperature and cook in small batches when preparing stir-fry food. I would like to try ...
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Have I over oiled the wok when seasoning

I've recently purchased my first wok and attempted to season it following guides on Youtube. It has turned a nice dark colour however it is slightly sticky to the touch and has some raised surfaces ...
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Skillet rust (?) and next steps with regard to seasoning

Yesterday, I got a cast-iron skillet, and the first thing I did was try to season it. I washed it vigorously with soap and water, then rinsed it for several minutes. After drying it with a paper ...
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Does Lodge A-SPRAY provide any useful benefit over canola oil spray or bottled canola oil?

I know there are many oils that can be recommended/used for seasoning a cast iron. Recently I ran across Lodge A-SPRAY Seasoning Spray which is described as 100% canola oil. I am confused why this is ...
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Why doesn't chainmail ruin a cast iron's seasoning but metal scouring pad will?

I've often seen small swatches of stainless steel chainmail sold for the purpose of cleaning a cast iron pan. How is that this does not scratch/ruin my cast iron's seasoning, when a metal scouring pad ...
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New cast iron skillet came out rusty after seasoning

After looking them up for a long time, I finally decided to take the plunge and buy a cast iron skillet. After it arrived, I cleaned it in hot soapy water and scoured it, to remove the wax coating, ...
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How did I strip the patina off my wok?

I do not have much experience or knowledge of cooking, but I've slowly been learning. Today I followed this recipe: Beef Stir-Fry. Besides some vegetable substitutions, I had a bit more meat and ...
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Trouble frying an egg on a stainless steel pan

I recently purchased a stainless steel pan from AllClad, but I'm struggling to use it. Food, and in particular eggs, seem to stick readily to the pan, making it hard to use. There is a question on ...
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How to season a giant cast iron cider press?

How do I season an antique cast iron cider press that I just bought? It is substantially bigger than any stove, oven, or grill that I own, at about 48" diameter. I'd consider other food-safe finishes ...
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How to season my tagine if my oven doesn't have setting for the temperature the instructions call for?

I recently bought a tagine for cooking. I have to season my tagine by heating it in the oven with the temperature below 300 F. My oven works with two settings of 350 and 375F. May I prepare my tagine ...
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Why season the bottom or handle of a cast iron / carbon steel pan?

I hear a lot of advice to season the entire pan, including the handle and bottom of the pan along with the inside. Is this really necessary, and if so, what purpose does it provide?
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White stains that make potatoes sticking to my iron frying pan

I've got a well seasoned, never soap washed iron frying pan that I love and take care. This pan used to work well and not stick at all. Untill now. There are now small white stains that make potatoes ...
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How to apply oil when seasoning wood cutting board?

I used a fair amount of coconut oil to apply to a wood cutting board, but wasn't sure the best way to apply it. I used a butter knife and then followed up with a paper towel to remove some of the ...
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Bumps on carbon steel seasoning, can I repair it

I've just got a new De Buyer carbon steel pan and I'm 3 seasons in (oven method) and I'm noticing quite an uneven surface (especially little bubbles). I've tried as best as possible to keep the layers ...
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Is it possible to destroy the seasoning on cast-iron by getting the pan too hot?

Yesterday I thoroughly cleaned my cast iron pan, reseasoned it four times for 30 minutes at 450 with liquid canola oil. The seasoning looked really good, and I had a great sheen across the entire ...
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Choice of new seasonable cookware (iron/carbon steel, pan/wok)

I am interested in getting some form of cookware that will... take seasoning? Become seasoned? Cast-iron, carbon-steel, et cetera. I currently have two pots (one tall, one short) and one nonstick ...
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Seasoning refuses to stick to carbon steel pan. Tried various techniques

Please before you mark this as a dupe, I did refer to this stackexchange question. I have a Matfer carbon steel that won't hold seasoning at all. I first attempted the Cooks Illustrated flaxseed oil ...
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de buyer mineral b carbon steel seasoning

I bought a mineral b carbon steel pan some time ago and I've cooked with it probably about +-20 times (pretty much use it for steaks). I've been religious about seasoning it after every use using the ...
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What is the purpose of a spaced cross-hatch of grooves on the inside of a cast iron pan?

I have been on a tenacious pan hunt, lately, looking for something that won't leach, degrade, or require me to look up the meaning of any 3 or 4 letter acronyms. Iron seemed like a safe bet, here. ...
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How to remove commercial seasoning from skillet?

We bought a new skillet that was "pre-seasoned" a few years ago...but haven't really used it once yet because that seasoning is basically some black gunk that comes off into the food that's cooked in ...
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Preparing/Seasoning/Using a Carbon Steel Pot

I am looking for a large (approx 2' x 4' x 1.5') vessel in which to warm maple syrup for production. My first thought is to use a "pot" of some sort but I am not sure how to prepare it to both be 'non-...
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Temperature range for seasoning a carbon steel pan

I have this pan, but the seasoning that I created with flaxseed oven method is very brittle and flakes off easily into my food. I have not been using anything acidic in the pan, so I think I just need ...
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Seasoning a wok, have I burned on the factory oil?

I have recently purchased a new wok, it is a standard carbon steel one (Hancock/LondonWoks). I cleaned it in the sink using soap and water and then heated some water in the middle and coating started ...
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Should I season my paellera?

I bought a carbon steel paella pan. I've looked up if people season it (link) but on Wikipedia I've read: As with other cast iron vessels, a seasoned pan or dutch oven should not regularly be used ...
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Do I need to season an old cast-aluminum pan?

I received a cast-aluminum pan as a hand-me-down from my mother's grandmother. As far as I know it was never seasoned while in my mother's possession. A little food will stick on occasion and I wash ...
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Spray oil with hydrocarbon propellants on non-stick pan surfaces

I have heard that using spray-oils with hydrocarbon-based propellants (e.g. butane, isobutane or propane) can, over time, be detrimental to the effectiveness of non-stick pan surfaces. Can anyone ...