Cooking in Cast Iron
Quick Start Guide for Cooking in Cast Iron
Seasoned and Ready to Use
Lodge cast iron comes seasoned and ready to use right out of the box. Just give it a quick rinse, hand dry, and start cooking.
Pre-Heat Your Skillet
To ensure even heating, gradually pre-heat the cast iron skillet on a similar-sized burner. Since cast iron holds heat, it's not necessary to use a heat setting above medium. These steps help prevent food from sticking. Don't forget to use a hot handle mitt!
Add a Little Oil
Once your pan is pre-heated, add a little oil or fat. Then simply add your food! (Note: if you want to use butter, start with oil, and then add butter right before you add your food.)