Working on layer 3 of seasoning on my 12 inch cast iron skillet

@NJChicaa (52277)
United States
March 15, 2019 6:26pm CST
I'm doing the flax seed oil seasoning method on my second 12 inch cast iron skillet. Tonight is the 3rd layer of the 5 that you are supposed to apply. I rubbed a very thin layer of flax seed oil on all of the interior surfaces of the skillet with a paper towel. Then I put it upside-down on the rack of a pre-heated 500 degree F oven. It is currently baking for an hour. Then you turn off the oven and let everything cool down. There will be 2 more coats (possibly 3) to apply after this one. Some people on Chowhound have soured on this seasoning method but I like it because it allows me to scrub the skillets and wash them with soap without worrying that I'm totally going to destroy the non-stick layer. You do need to re-do it every 6 months or so but I'm fine with that. I'd rather do that than never wash out the pan.
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@CarolDM (18678)
• United States
15 Mar
Never used flax seed oil. Why is that so different?
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@NJChicaa (52277)
• United States
15 Mar
I don't know. It seems to adhere better to the cast iron IMO. I tried doing the "add oil after every use/wipe out" but that never worked well for me. When I'm out of flax seed oil, I'll try this method with another oil just to compare.
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@CarolDM (18678)
• United States
15 Mar
@NJChicaa Just wondered, sounds like a good idea.
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@RasmaSandra (24205)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
16 Mar
Sounds like you got it all under control
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