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Round spots on iron skillet after seasoning

Posted by jprater1209 (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 14, 10 at 21:34

I just purchased a 12" cast iron skillet from Lodge. Even though it came pre-seasoned, I've read that I should season it a few times in the oven so I can get a good, base seasoning to the surface. Well, I used vegetable oil, spread it around, baked it in the oven for an hour, and I thought it would come out perfect. Well, after taking it out, I noticed there were two round spots on it. Inside the spots the surface of the pan is rough--the rest of the pan is very slick. Did I do something wrong? Did I use too much oil? Not the right type of oil? Thanks!

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RE: Round spots on iron skillet after seasoning

Looks like you had a little residue of some sort on your skillet before seasoning it......maybe a bit of glue from a price tag. That residue likely kept the oil from completely coating that area. It is not harmful and will diminish with additional seasonings and useage.


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