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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Thermal Properties of Seasoned vs Anodized Aluminum?

I recently made an Aluminum baking "Steel" for baking pizza. The entire point of Aluminum is that it is orders of magnitude more thermally conductive than steel and (relative to its weight) ...
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Prevent sticky residue from oiling seasoned pan before storage

I have a variety of carbon steel pans and after I use them I dry them using a paper towel and then warm them up to make sure they are completely dry. Once I'm sure the pan is dry I spread a little bit ...
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Can you season over some thin flash rust and get a usable pan as a result? What are the downsides of doing so?

I've had a carbon steel pan with some thin flash rust spots. I've tried to remove them by scrubbing, but after applying a new layer of seasoning it turned out I hadn't removed all of it. While I find ...
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What are the consequences of dishwashering a cast iron skillet?

I know that with cast iron skillets, one isn't supposed to put them in a dishwasher to allow bits of what was cooked (called seasoning) to build up, since some people think that that produces better ...
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How to season a carbon steel pan on an electric hob

I have a de Buyer Mineral B Crepe Pan. It's unused, because I don't know how to season it using my electric hob. Most of the videos I can find reference gas hobs or using the main oven. Previous ...
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Re-seasoning of cast iron skillet gone wrong?

So, we had some stir-fry burn up pretty badly in our trusted cast-iron skillet. Upon cleaning the skillet some of the coating came off with the burned food. I made a first attempt of re-seasoning it ...
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Removing burnt oil from first seasoning for carbon steel wok [duplicate]

I attempted to season my new carbon steel wok using an outdoor gas fryer, which worked great for turning the metal the proper blue color. Unfortunately, for the seasoning step, I put too much canola ...
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What do I need to clean off before I season this cast iron? [duplicate]

Here's my cast iron frying pan. I had seasoned it before but wasn't sure if I'd got it right so I figured I'd start again. I'm not clear on what state it needs to be in before I do that. I sanded a ...
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Is hempseed oil good for seasoning cast iron cookware? [duplicate]

It is 82% polyunsaturated, 9% monounsaturated and 7% saturated fats with a smoke point 330 F. Can it be used to season cast iron cookware? (It's close to flaxseed oil.) Has anyone used hempseed oil ...
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Does the accidental discoloring during seasoning impair my steel pan in any way?

I recently entered the realm of cooking with cast iron and steel pans, and am still trying to find my way around it. Last weekend I went about seasoning my first bundle of pans (De Buyer Mineral B) ...
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Is it safe to use lye-based oven cleaner on a stainless steel pan?

I'm currently in the middle of seasoning some new pans that I received from made in. I accidently messed up one of my pans by not wiping off the excess seasoning wax and now the pan has dots all over ...
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Why do people say that cooking in a cast-iron pan will build the seasoning, while also saying that you should never cook to the smoking point?

A very common claim is that once you start cooking with a cast-iron pan, you never really need to season it again. As you cook, the seasoning just builds up. However, the way I understand it, ...
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Can a good cast iron seasoning really be built from butter?

I don't get it. Various net pundits assert that it's a bad idea to season cast iron with butter, because butter consists of proteins + fat, and the proteins will burn and be incorporated into the ...
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Can this Kitchen Art Non Fry Pan, made in South Korea, be seasoned?

Today is my first time learning about seasoning pans. Doubtless, "season" here doesn't signify "Add salt, herbs, pepper, or other spices to (food)". What kind of pan is Kitchen ...
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Are there any research-backed sources on cast iron seasoning?

I've always seasoned my cast iron pans with vegetable oil because that was what I was taught. I'd done some research before, and even came across this StackExchange post on asking the best oil for the ...
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Can I start to cook on a cast iron pan while it's smoking?

I like to think that I have nailed the Maillard temperature on my stove. It's my go-to temperature for preheating tri-ply pans, as well as teflon-coated hard-anodized aluminum pans. After years of ...
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Why am i unable to season my pure iron wok?

I purchased a pure iron wok on Amazon - https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B07YX683Y5/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 When I try to season it (coat with oil and burn it), I cannot ...
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Keeping oil spray nozzle from clogging

An entire category of cooking oil sprayers seems to exist on the market. I intend to use such an oil sprayer to deposit a thin layer of oil on a cast iron pan before cooking (crepes, omelettes..). ...
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Black sludge, black flakes after seasoning

I recently purchased a new infrared grill. It has stainless steel emitters and porcelain coated cast iron grates above the emitters. The instructions said to season it. So I put vegetable oil all ...
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What am I doing wrong during the seasoning process of my cast iron skillet

I have read a lot of articles and watch several videos on how to season a cast-iron skillet. But the outcome I am getting is nothing like what I find online. My cast iron skillet comes out with ...
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Having difficulties seasoning my new cast iron pan due to the coarseness of the texture. Please help!

I just bought a new cast iron casserole pan that is only enameled on the outside. I tried seasoning it earlier today by pouring a tablespoon of flax seed oil on the inside and spreading it around with ...
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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 ...