Use & Care


  • If your skillet is bare, it is coated with mineral oil. Wash it with soap and water, then follow our full seasoning instructions (listed below) before use. If your skillet is seasoned, it's ready to be cooked in.
  • Use extra oil when cooking in a new skillet.
  • To break in new cast iron, we recommend baking (cornbread, brownies), sautéing vegetables (onion, asparagus) or shallow frying (chicken, egg rolls).
  • Your seasoning will change color and may look blotchy as it develops, but will even out and darken with continued use.
  • Preheat your cast iron to ensure even heating and promote non-stick cooking. We recommend 3-5 minutes on low heat before turning up the temperature or adding any food.
  • Use a burner that closely matches the size of the skillet.
  • Acidic ingredients like wine and tomato sauce can be rough on the seasoning. If you do lose some seasoning, no problem, you can easily touch it up later.


  1. Allow your skillet to cool.
  2. Place it in the sink under hot running water. Add a small amount of gentle dish soap if you like.
  3. Scrub away food debris with a soft sponge or dish brush and rinse thoroughly. Avoid abrasive cleaners and scouring pads.
  4. Dry your skillet immediately and completely.
  5. Place your skillet back on low heat for a few minutes to be sure it is dry.


Seasoning is a layer of polymerized (hardened) fat or oil that coats the surface of the iron to protect it and ensure non-stick cooking performance. Seasoning will come and go with regular use and is easily reapplied. We recommend using a cooking oil with a high smoke point, such as grapeseed or sunflower oil.

Maintenance Seasoning

To be done regularly after you cook and clean.

  1. Preheat your skillet on the stove over low heat for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Wipe a thin coat of oil onto the cooking surface and heat for another 5-10 minutes, or until the oil looks dry. This will help maintain a well-seasoned, non-stick cooking surface and protect the skillet during storage.

Full Seasoning

To be done periodically, or anytime you see bare iron or rust.

  1. Preheat the oven to 225 °F. Wash and dry your skillet completely.
  2. Place your skillet in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, then carefully remove using hand protection.
  3. With a cloth or paper towel, spread a thin coat of oil all over the skillet: inside, outside, handle, etc., then wipe off all excess. Only a slight sheen should remain.
  4. Place your skillet back in the oven, upside down. Increase the temperature to 475 °F for 1 hour.
  5. Turn off the oven and let your skillet cool before removing it.
  6. Repeat these steps to add additional layers of seasoning. We recommend 2-3 layers of seasoning on bare iron.