Wash new cast iron cookware in warm soapy water. Use a scouring pad to remove any manufacturing residue and rough the surface for curing. Rinse thoroughly and dry completely.
Coat the entire surface - inside and out - with any vegetable oil. Place the cast iron cookware in an over at 145 deg.C for 1 hour. (remove wooden handle before placing in oven)
Allow to thoroughly cool then remove from oven. Wipe of any excess oil with a paper towel.
Before each use, preheat the cookware for about 90 seconds over medium heat.
This prepares the natural non-stick surface and allows the food to cook more evenly with less sticking from the moment you put the food in the cookware.
To clean the cookware after use, rinse in hot water with NO detergent. Do not wash in dishwasher. Detergent will remove the cured surface. Be sure to dry thoroughly to prevent rusting.
After repeated use, your cast iron cookware will turn black, the sigh of a durable natural non-stick surface.
For optimum performance, re-cure your cast iron cookware regularly following the steps above.