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Discussion in 'General Dutch Oven Information' started by tasunkawitko, Jan 24, 2012.
Might redo mine
Great post Ron - I need to redo one of mine and this will be a big help
hope this helps, guys -
please take a second look at my original post above - i made a few tweaks.
I have heard of pans cracking in the self cleaning oven cycle.
Never did it, so I can't verify that?
Good luck and good smoking.
FWIW, the iodine number of an oil is what you want to pay most attention to, not necessarily the smoking point.
Oils that have a high iodine number are "drying oils", they polymerize to form the hardest most durable seasoning.
Yes, flaxseed oil is one of the highest.
Avoid oils that are 'high-oleic' ,their iodine number is lower than that of their standard counterpart.
In other words, sunflower oil has a fairly high iodine number, but 'high-oleic' sunflower oil's iodine number is much lower.
Good luck seasoning!
I've been pretty happy wiping it or using water to clean then wiping it dry, put it on the stove at med heat until water dries. Then wipe a light bit of oil on it, allow it to heat to smoking, then cool naturally. My wife hates the smoke and smell but the finish is non stick.