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Posted: 08/11/20 07:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a new in box Lodge skillet that was sent from Lodge as a replacement to one I previously bought and had problems with.

I had done exactly as the Lodge instructions said .. never used soap or scrubber .. purchased the Lodge brush .. and still food stuck...
Scrubbed with steel wool no soap and re-seasoned in oven 3 times but still food stuck. Lodge customer service simply sent a replacement.

Now am wondering if there is a 'foolproof' way to season that you personally suggest ?

Thank you in advance .. Very much

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Your heat is too high if everything is sticking. That's what my wife tells me.

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I don't have the Lodge brand of cast iron pans, but I use others (got them at thrift stores and some rusty as heck!).. Can cook eggs in them with just some butter or bacon grease or even some none stick spray. Fried or scrambled. Sure you have to clean the pan afterward, but I just scrape it and then wipe with a paper towel. It ain't like using a non stick pan by any means.

Hash browns and other such things seem to work well too. Love my cast iron and yes, they are heavy, but I still pack them in the trailer (in the oven) and very happy.

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Posted: 08/11/20 08:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It takes time to make them good. As said above, wipe them clean when they are still not and don't use water.





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Some of the new cast iron has pits. Its not made like the cast iron of old. Have you seasoned it in the oven with oil in it? Or cook off a lot of bacon? If so and it still sticks some sand it down a bit. But seasoning will work it takes more time foe the newer stuff. I will admit , i dont have new cast iron.


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Posted: 08/11/20 08:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Quit reseasoning and just cook in it.

Cook in it.

Rinse and repeat.

Just keep cooking in it.

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Season by wiping a light layer of vegatble oil......all sides
Place in 450*F oven upside down (aluminum foil underneath to catch drips)
Cook for 1 hour
Allow to FULLY Cool


WHen cooking don't attempt to lift food too early as it WILL stick
Food will naturally release from pan when it is ready to flip/turn

Clean up....
Allow pan to cool
rinse with HOt water, wipe dry
Wipe a thin layer of veg oil and place back in HOt oven to cure

After several usages pan will be like an non-stick pan but w/o the chemical coating


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Old-Biscuit wrote:

Season by wiping a light layer of vegatble oil......all sides
Place in 450*F oven upside down (aluminum foil underneath to catch drips)
Cook for 1 hour
Allow to FULLY Cool


WHen cooking don't attempt to lift food too early as it WILL stick
Food will naturally release from pan when it is ready to flip/turn

Clean up....
Allow pan to cool
rinse with HOt water, wipe dry
Wipe a thin layer of veg oil and place back in HOt oven to cure

After several usages pan will be like an non-stick pan but w/o the chemical coating


X2. The only thing I would add is use a high-heat oil to season with, and heat the pan BEFORE the hot water rinse.


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Posted: 08/12/20 07:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

At some point when dealing with the CI pan gets too much try the Blue Diamond pans. They are the best nonstick pans that we have found after a lifetime search.


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“they are heavy, but I still pack them in the trailer (in the oven)”

Camping without cast iron? Never!


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