Around ten years ago my family bought a Wenzel CI camping set as a gift for me on Christmas. It's waited in a box sense then. I started reading about some recipes on SMF and decided to dig my Dutch Oven out to see what I can do! First,after reading on this forum I decided to go with flaxseed oil seasoning. I started with a cycle of self clean in the oven after sanding off some rust. I've used a little more than a tablespoon of flaxseed oil followed by an hour at 500 degrees. I'm 4 cycles in now, but have to finish up last two cycles tomorrow because my better half is tired of the smell! Now my question: I do not know cast iron or Dutch ovens, I'm learning from here. I do know Wenzel is not high end or highly sought after. The Dutch oven I'm seasoning is very rough, not old food rough, but the metal is rough and pitted everywhere. Am I wasting my time seasoning it? I've read about people taking grinders/sand blasting rusted runs to rehab. Should I do the same to this to create a smooth surface to season? Thank you for your time.