ReSeasoning Cast Iron

Question: I am trying to Re-seasoning cast iron…

I am attempting to re-season my cast iron pans using organic virgin coconut oil. I wipe the inside with a light layer, put in a cold oven and leave in for one hour after the oven reaches 425. I then leave them until they are cool to the touch. The pans are coming out with sticky residue. What am I doing wrong?

Answer from Bonnie Benwick

Next time, try these tweaks: Be sure to rub the oil into the pan as much as you can, then wipe thoroughly after you distribute that light layer, so the pan looks practically dry. The temp you are using seems high for an oil with a smoke point of 350, so reduce the oven heat to 325.



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