How to Season a Cast Iron Pan

Kelli Dunn


I cannot sing the praises of cast iron cookware loudly enough! It’s a fabulous must-have for every kitchen.

When cared for properly, cast iron cookware will last a lifetime. Literally. Maybe you have a cast iron pan sitting in the back of a cabinet that’s old, worn & rusted….do not get rid of it, it can be salvaged and brought back to life. Also, well-seasoned cast iron pans are totally non-stick! So, say sayonara to any teflon pans your still have lurking in the cabinets and get out the cast iron.

This easy to follow tutorial on how to season a cast iron pan, along with my list of seasoning do’s and don’ts will keep your cast iron pans in great shape year after year.



Kelli is the creator-recipe developer-chef-photogrpaher-writer behind The Corner Kitchen Blog. A graduate of the world-renown French Culinary Institute, Kelli is passionate about great food and helping her readers feel confident in the kitchen. While she loves to cook, she recognize that not everyone feels at home in the kitchen. She strives to make cooking feel a little less intimidating, very approachable and fun! On The Corner Kitchen Blog, Kelli's favorite kitchen tips and tricks, as well as seasonal, fresh, accessible recipes that range from super healthy to super indulgent.