Cast iron cookware is made of a durable heavy metal called cast iron.

A well-seasoned piece of cast iron cookware should have a dark semi-gloss finish that is smooth to touch and doesn’t have any dry or dull spots.

How to season a cast iron pan in the oven



For your first cast iron cleaning, scrub your pan with baking soda and warm water. Rinse it after and dry it thoroughly with a lint-free cloth or a paper towel.

After completely drying your cast iron pan, apply a thin layer of cooking oil all over it, inside and out, including the handle.


Applying Oil

Before baking your skillet, put an aluminum foil or baking sheet first on the bottom rack of the oven so they can catch any excess oil that might drip from the cast iron pan.


Baking Your Cast Iron Pan

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