Season Cast Iron
The Best Oils to
This post goes in-depth on the best oils to season cast iron.
Cast iron has long been my preferred cookware when I need a non-stick surface, whether it is my cast iron skillets or Dutch oven.
Keeping your cast iron pans appropriately seasoned is imperative in maintaining the non-stick surface.
Seasoning cast iron is an ongoing process, and a well-used pan’s surface will improve over time as layers of seasoning build up.
How Does Oil Season Cast Iron?
Seasoning transforms the oil into a protective, non-stick layer through a chemical reaction known as polymerization and further thermal decomposition through a process called carbonization.
What makes an oil good for seasoning cast iron?
The ability of an oil to polymerize well and therefore create a good non-stick surface on a cast iron depends on a few factors, as listed in the full post.
Best oils for seasoning cast iron
Flaxseed Oil Grapeseed Oil Canola Oil Vegetable/Soybean Oil Sunflower Oil Peanut Oil Avocado Oil Beeswax Palm Oil & Bacon Grease
Avoid These Oils:
Butter Olive Oil Coconut Oil Sesame Oil Nut Oils Flavored Oils Infused Oils
Season Your Pan
For a non-stick cooking surface without added harmful chemicals.
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