A cast iron pan will literally last a lifetime if you treat it right, and a big part of treating it right is seasoning it properly. In this video Matt “Sasquatch BBQ” Crawford shows you how to perfectly season cast iron using your Traeger.
- Wash cast-iron with a stiff brush
- Rinse and dry completely
- Apply a very thin, even coat of melted shortening or cooking oil of your choice to the skillet inside and out
- Remove excess shortening or fat
- Set Traeger temperature to 375 degrees F
- Place cookware upside down on the top rack
- Bake your cast-iron for one hour—turn the Traeger off and let the skillet cool down on the grill grates
- Store your cast-iron uncovered in a dry area
Using cast-iron when getting your Traeger on is one of the most rustic and flavorful ways to enhance your wood-fired grub. Avoid rusting by regular cleaning and seasoning after every use. Maintain your cast-iron and your cast-iron will stand the test of time. Now, get Traegering.