How to Season a Cast Iron Pan

I have not been sleeping well lately and it has made me feel unmotivated to do anything. I don’t know what is wrong with me, but I have been having trouble falling asleep at night and then waking up super early. It’s terrible.

I am not the type of person who functions well on little sleep. It throws off my whole world. I need to start sleeping better.

Part of the reason why we picked the town we live in to buy our house is that there is constantly something going on in the town. A few weeks ago there was a craft festival and as well as stuffing myself full of kettle corn, I also bought a cast iron pan. It was a spur of the moment decision, but I’m really happy with it.

I would suggest buying a 7 or 8 inch frying pan to start and make sure it has a long handle, because the handle also gets really hot. We seasoned our pan and have started to figure out the best ways to clean it, so I’ll do another post on that later!

I was super intimidated to try a cast iron pan, but it’s actually much easier than I thought it would be!

How to Season a Cast Iron Pan


  1. Preheat your oven to 500 degrees.
  2. Lightly coat the entire pan with oil, including the handle. We were told that Crisco works really well so that’s what we used.
  3. Put onto the oven rack with the cooking side facing down.
  4. Cook for 45 minutes.
  5. Let the pan cool and repeat this at least 3 times before you use the pan.
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