What's the best way to season cast iron?

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better2have&notneed
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What's the best way to season cast iron?

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I got this cast iron from my grandma...it was outside, but in a pole barn for at least the last 12 years.
Some of it is Griswold and I don't want to destroy its value. Any suggestions.

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Post by TC6969 »

I'm not sure about cleaning them, but to season I just brush them with vegetable oil and bake them at 350 for an hour or so.

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Wash with hot soapy water and a gentle brush to remove the surface rust. Then season as described above. After one hour, turn off the oven and allow to cool with the oven door shut.
....and some rin up hill and down dale, knapping the chucky stanes to pieces wi' hammers, like sae mony road-makers run daft - they say it is to see how the warld was made!
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Post by better2have&notneed »

Thanks everyone!

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Post by TheKernel »

Use Flax seed oil instead of vegetable oil.

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Post by Outgunu »

+2 The Flax seed oil works much better and faster for me.

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Post by zeebaron »

And when you use them, wash them in plain water while they're still hot or boil a little water in them if something is really stuck.

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Post by rentprop1 »

sand blast those suckers and cerakote them :mrgreen:

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Post by lilwoody »

I second the sandblast but hesitate on the cherokot. I restored several that was in my fathers shop. Blast, wash, dry and I season with hog lard at 400 degrees for 45 minutes. Cool wipe out, repeat 3 or 4 times.

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