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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 [tag:seasoning] to discuss the use of salt and other ...

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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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Why meal in non-stick pan or pot does not stick to pan while cooking, as compared to normal pans [closed]

in my cooking experience i recently started cooking in non stick so i can cook better but in these pans meal do not stick to the pan but in normal pan whenever i made recipe the meal usually sticks to ...
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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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What is the difference between cooking in clay pots and cooking in normal(Stainless steel) pans?

Is it really change the taste of food if we cook in clay pot. What are the benefits of using clay pots?
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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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Preventing carbon steel seasoning from flaking off [duplicate]

Ok so seasoning in general I know is covered in countless threads. This one seems more or less definitive What's the best way to season a cast iron skillet? I have seasoned a carbon steel pan ...
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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 ...
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Seasoning none stick teflon pans [duplicate]

Before the first time I use a none-stick teflon pan, how should I do seasoning? 1- Should I first rub oil on it then heat it? [ref1] or first I should heat it then remove heat and rub oil on it? [...
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Carbon steel seasoning

I know there's dozen of posts and discussion everywhere, but I'm getting pretty confused. Everyone has something different to say : use rapeseed oil, coconut, olive oil, flaxseed, someone in the oven, ...
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Deglaze in iron pan

I know the pan will not suffer for just a glass of wine, but wine is acid, and I know I shouldn't use any acid into it. Also, water is not advisable in a frying iron pan. Can this remove the ...
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Seasoning skillet: What am I doing wrong?

Since two months I have a DeBuyer 28cm skillet from the Mineral B line. Upon buying it I followed the instructions they gave me in the store: Wash it, fry (without oil) a thick layer of salt and oil ...
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Seasoning Mineral B Pan

Is the strategy for seasoning a mineral B pan the same as as standard cast iron pan? Is the oiling/baking step necessary? Or do you just let the cooking process season it gradually? This is the pan ...
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Cast Iron - Enamelled - Season or not?

I have one of these - http://www.victoriasbasement.com.au/Product/Details/75766 - which I bought recently. Its an enamelled cast iron pan. I've been seasoning it by rubbing it down in oil and putting ...
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How to maintain a smooth seasoning on carbon steel skillets?

I have two carbon steel skillets from De Buyer. They are no stainless steel skillets so I have to season them. I did this with the flaxseed oil method (apply a thin coat of oil, then eat on the stove ...
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Do pan “pores” exist, what are they, and what are their effects?

There are a number of common cooking lore techniques which revolve around the idea of "pores" in the surface of a pan. Two of the ones I've heard most often: (1) When heating a pan where sticking is ...
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Is there any way to salvage an old rusted wok?

Hello Seasoned Advice: I cannot find an answer on any previous posts here relating to woks about what to do if the wok is Already Rusted. I found this wok in my husband's house when I moved in - he ...
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hardened residue after high heat cooking (carbon steel and cast iron)

Here is my one month old De Buyer pan: I've seasoned it off and on in the last month at least 10 times, using thin layers of oil and on the stove top. It's very dark brown to black over the entire ...
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Can I season cast iron *without* using an oven?

I recently got a Lodge cast iron pan. I've never worked with cast iron before, and I've read that it needs seasoning before use. However, the Lodge one says it's already seasoned and ready for use. ...
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Should I season a Teflon-coated stainless steel frying pan

I am not sure if I am allowed to say the brand & model, but here is the spec Can also be used in the oven since it is made entirely of metal. Thick base with one layer of aluminium between two ...
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Is it absolutely necessary to season a carbon steel pan?

I am buying my first carbon steel pan and am new to the whole "seasoning" process for pans. I realize that pans by default stick, and you need to "season" them, however can't you just use oil? Is it ...
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Type of wok and how to go about seasoning it

I've just bought a cheap (+-$15) wok from an asian market and I'm unable to determine the type of material it is (the wok had no informative label/instructions). I was specifically looking for a ...
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Seasoning Cast Iron Pan but without Using Bacon or Lard [duplicate]

I just purchaced a new cast iron pan, it is my first. I was wondering if there is a way to seaon it but without using bacon (I do not eat bacon for the same reasons Jules, in Pulp Fiction, does not ...