What you'll need to begin:
- Sunflower or corn oil
- Non-shredding paper towels (blue shop towels work well)
- Conventional Oven
Grif Seasoning Instructions
1. Preheat your oven to 250°C
2. Scrub your pan thoroughly to remove any residual food as you would after cooking. If you are having a particular difficult time cleaning your skillet, use a heavy duty abrasive cleaning pad for the difficult spots
3. Thoroughly dry with a clean dish towel or blue shop towel
4. Pour approximately half a teaspoon of oil into the pan and wipe a thin coating over the interior surface, lip, and handle with a clothe or shop towel. Flip the skillet over and apply the same process with a more liberal amount of oil on the rough exterior of the pan.
5. With a clean paper towel, wipe the interior and exterior of the pan until it has an almost dry matte look. It's important to wipe the pan until the point at which it seems that there is no more oil left on the surface, especially the interior. If you fail to remove enough oil, the pan will end up with a spidery/patchy look which is difficult to undo without extensive cleaning.
6. Place your pan gently upside down in the preheated oven being careful not to scrape the pan as you place it on the rack.
7. Cure the skillet for 60 minutes.
8. Turn off the oven but leave the skillet inside to finish curing for an additional 30 minutes
9. Remove and repeat 2-3 additional times as necessary.
Note: If you end up with a patchy appearance to your skillet as a result of using too much oil, don't worry. Your pan will still cook beautiful and delicious meals.