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So I finally finished seasoning my cast iron skillet. I want to be ready for our camping trips this summer. It is never too early to plan for the camping season.  It’s my goal to become an expert at cast iron cuisine. I’m not entirely happy with the final results, but actually cooking with the beast should determine wether or not the seasoning method worked. It was a 16 hour process. In order to get a really smooth finish, the next time I will completely strip the skillet using oven cleaner. Here are the before and after shots:

CastIron_Before

 

CastIron_After

The full scientific explanation and process is on Sheryl Canter’s blog if you want to give it a shot. I’m going to experiment with the oven cleaner on my smaller cast iron to see if I get different results.