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How To Season Cast Iron Cookware


How To Season Cast Iron Cookware

Seasoned Cast Iron Frying Pan

Erin Huffstetler
Cast iron cookware is the ultimate in durability. When properly seasoned your pots and pans will last a lifetime – and probably longer!

Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 60 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Coat your new cast iron cookware with vegetable shortening (inside and out).

  2. Place in a 300 degree oven for one hour.

  3. Remove, and wipe off any liquified shortening. Your pan is now seasoned!


  1. To avoid a mess in the oven, place a piece of foil under the pan.
  2. A true no-stick surface takes time to form. To avoid cooking frustrations, only use your pan for meats and other fatty foods in the beginning.

What You Need

  • Vegetable Shortening
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