Here are some handy dandy tips for seasoning and maintaining your cast iron cookware from What’s Cooking America. <– Learn more at that link.
How To Season Cast Iron Pans and Cast Iron Skillets:
Definition of Seasoning: To season a cast iron pan means to create a slick and glassy coating by baking on multiple thin coats of oil. This will protect the cast iron pan from getting rusted and makes for a non-stick cooking surface.
You season a cast iron pan by rubbing it with a relatively thin coat of neutral food-grade oil (I stress a light coat of oil). Rub the oil off with paper towels or a cotton cloth. The pan will look like there is no oil left on the surface, but there is as the oil is just very thin (the pan will look dry, not glistening with oil).
Use vegetable oils (canola…
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