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How to Fix Sticky Surfaces on a Cast Iron Skillet

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    • Clean the skillet thoroughly with soap and water.

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    • Scrub the entire pan with steel wool.

    • After scrubbing the skillet, dry it off using a towel or paper towels. You can also place the skillet on a stove top for 30-45 seconds to dry it.

    • The layer of seasoning has now been completely removed, and will be restored in the following steps.

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    • Pre-heat the oven to 500°F. (If your oven does not go this high, use the highest temperature.)

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    • Lightly coat the skillet in a thin layer of vegetable oil.

    • Use a paper towel to evenly spread the oil over the entire pan, including the handle bar. The skillet should look somewhat shiny after this.

    • Grab a dry paper towel and go over the surfaces one more time to remove excess oil.

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    • Place skillet in the oven upside down for 1 hour.

    • Place a piece of aluminum foil under the pan in case any oil drips.

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    • After one hour, remove the skillet from the oven using an oven mitt.

Conclusión

The skillet should no longer have any sticky surfaces, and should cook as if it were new. To prevent damage to the seasoned layer, be careful with metal spatulas and make sure to only wash the skillet with soap and steel wool if you are removing a damaged layer to apply a new one.

Liam McKenzie

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Step number 6 kinda leaves me hanging. Is there anything else to do, or a Step 7?

David Rhodes - Contestar

That’s it. The only thing left to do now is cook an awesome dish in your cast iron.

Stacy White -

What temperature do you season your cast iron in the oven?

Connie - Contestar

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