Frequently Asked Questions
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Yes, all sold at Dutch Country General Store are pre-seasoned! As Erica (Co-host Dutch Country Kitchen) explains it, you can simply rinse and dry your cast iron piece before using it the first time. If you are interested in double-seasoning your cast iron, put 1/4 cup vegetable oil in my new cast iron piece and bake it. “I bake it upside down at 350° for 30 minutes or so, just to “double-season” it. Grapeseed oil is another great option to use as well. I usually use vegetable oil because that is what I have on hand.”
Set your oven to 350 degrees and be sure to put 1/4 cup vegetable oil or grapeseed oil in the new cast iron piece and bake it for 30 minutes. Be careful to keep your pan dry. If after some time you see any rust, first see if it will wash off with hot soap and water. If that doesn’t work, do a quick “re-seasoning” by rubbing 1/4 cup oil in your cast iron piece and baking upside down for 30 minutes at 350°.
Do not place your cast iron in the dishwasher; but, yes, you can hand wash with hot soapy water. Then rinse it and place it on a drying rack, where it can “drip-dry” quickly. The more you use your cast iron, the more it seasons itself and achieves the magical “nonstick” quality everyone desires. It becomes easier to wash after it’s been well-seasoned from lots of use.
Seasoning is an essential step after purchasing your new cast iron. Essentially, seasoning is just baking oil onto cast iron which forms a natural, almost non-stick cooking surface that also helps prevent the cast iron from rusting. The specific oil you choose to use doesn’t matter as much as its properties. Choose an oil with a high smoke point and one that is not fully saturated so that its unsaturated fatty acids can form bonds with the skillet when the oil heats up and oxidizes.