Tried a different cast iron seasoning method

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  1. kstephens

    kstephens Member

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    Usually stick to crisco and bake off. However, I got a brand new cast iron pan (Lodge), and while it seems good, I was not confident in the "pre"seasoning, and thought I would give a different method a try. While researching I came across this article for using Flaxseed oil....
    http://sherylcanter.com/wordpress/2010/01/a-science-based-technique-for-seasoning-cast-iron/

    I though I would try this but after one round in the oven at 400 - I wasn't fond of the smell. I did the next five on the grill - keeping the temp around 450 for an hour or two, and then cool off. Yes, 6 cycles of this - just wanted to see if it is all it was cracked up to be. It seems to be the most durable seasoning I have put on one, and one of the more non-stick from the first cook. This will be my new method for all re-seasoning - just need a free weekend and I am going to do my dutch ovens.
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    Where did you find the flax seed oil?
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    silvermickey2002 Morris County, NJ

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    I use the Lodge Seasoning Spray, so far so good...

    https://smile.amazon.com/Lodge-A-SPRAY-Seasoning-Spray-8-Ounce/dp/B00J9QVVG8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1479263066&sr=8-1&keywords=lodge+seasoning+spray
     
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    I found it in the organic/fridge section of our grocery (Kroger). It was $8-$9 for an 8 oz. bottle. However, I used very little when seasoning -no more than an ounce on a 12" pan total for all 6 coats - a teaspoon per coat and wiped out thoroughly before heating. I am thinking I can get through my 2 dutch ovens - and probably still have enough to repeat a couple of those. I don't see the price as unreasonable, especially if it really is more durable than traditional seasoning.
     
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    X2 on the Lodge seasoning spray. So far I'm happy with that.
     
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    yetavon everything is better around a campfire.

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    Have used it....but read the label...its just 100% canola oil
     

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