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Old 05-24-2008, 03:00 PM   #1
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Whats wrong with my cast-iron Skillet?!?!

I just cannot get it to become non-stick!! I use it, clean it without soap, force dry it and rub it with veggie oil.....Ive done this for months and months, and it still isnt non-stick!!! What can I do differently???

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Old 05-24-2008, 03:05 PM   #2
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it needs to be seasoned.
wash it and towel dry it, then add some oilive oil works better because its thicker and rub the oil all over the inside and put it on the stove to set the oil in, let it cool off and it should be fine.
dont over oil it or under oil it, just enough to coat it.
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Old 05-24-2008, 03:13 PM   #3
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so i need to put the oil on it before i put it on the stove?? I wash it, dry it on the stove, and then rub the oil on it....not too much, just enough to coat it. Ive even fried stuff in it, I cook bacon in it...I cook everything in it really.....I've researched how to take care of it and stuff, but nothing seems to make it nonstick!!
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I agree with Sweet_Fantasy_Fox, you need to add the oil and heat it without any food in it. Then the next time you use it, it should be good to go.
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Old 05-24-2008, 06:48 PM   #5
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Thats what I do....
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I rub my w/ crisco and put it in the oven and let the crisco cook off, then cool off.
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Old 05-24-2008, 07:55 PM   #7
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hmmm...I've heard of the baking thing...I guess I'll try that too! Thanks everyone for your help...I hope I get it done right soon!
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here is a nifty how to
http://www.cooksillustrated.com/askc...d=679&bdc=8148
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Wow, I didn't even know there was a way to make those things non-stick! I'm gonna try using mine now.

Let us know if that baking thing works for you!
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Ok I also was just thinking..does it have built up food residue on it? I just bought mine from a garage sale not long ago and it had some hardened on old food. I soaked mine in biokleen and got rid of most of it. I would think that built up, burned on food would grip and NOT help the non-sticking process
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