What's the best way to season cast iron?

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Post by shootin-blanks »

I have seasoned a few on the gas grill, low for couple hours..
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TC6969 wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:55 pm
TheKernel wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:04 pm
Use Flax seed oil instead of vegetable oil.
Is it THAT much better that someone would drive around trying to find some over just reaching onto a shelf in their kitchen?
OP asked for the best. Flax seed oil is definitely the best. Especially if you cook at higher temperatures.

GNC has it

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Let me tell you that vegetable oil at 350 degrees for an hour is a bad idea, it got a little smokey and the fam was bitching about their eyes burning. I did get 5 pieces done. I’ll try the flax oil.

I used hot water, Dawn, and fine steel wool to knock down the rust. Some other pots have more rust that will take a long time to knock down with steel wool. Would blasting them with soda be ok? I use soda on my silencer baffles.

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TheKernel wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:23 pm


OP asked for the best. Flax seed oil is definitely the best. Especially if you cook at higher temperatures.
Sigh.

WHY is it the best?

What does it do that other oils dont?

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TC6969 wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:06 pm
TheKernel wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:23 pm


OP asked for the best. Flax seed oil is definitely the best. Especially if you cook at higher temperatures.
Sigh.

WHY is it the best?

What does it do that other oils dont?
Flax (a.k.a. linseed) oil dries/hardens/polymerizes on the surface for a tough finish, and is food safe:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drying_oil

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zeebaron wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:35 pm


Flax (a.k.a. linseed) oil dries/hardens/polymerizes on the surface for a tough finish, and is food safe:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drying_oil
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better2have&notneed wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:33 pm
Let me tell you that vegetable oil at 350 degrees for an hour is a bad idea, it got a little smokey and the fam was bitching about their eyes burning.
Pfft.

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Post by Slartibartfast »

did this then seasoned and it's amazing although i wouldn't do it
to anything with any value. i used a new $20 Lodge 12" pan from
Walmart and an 80 grit flap disk.



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READ-Ditch the Flax Seed Oil. Peanut oil is the best bang for the buck.

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Post by zeebaron »

Seasoning cast iron has nothing to do with the oil's smoke point. Peanut oil does not give a nice polymerized non-stick coating like linseed oil, it just leaves a gooey/sticky residue. I know, I tried lots of oils/fats.

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