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New Lodge CI DO

llrickmanllrickman Posts: 585
edited 12:52PM in EggHead Forum
i received a new Lodge DO for Xmas this week and was wondering what is the best way for me to season it?

This is my first piece of CI and i really don't have a clue :)

Digi Q
green Thermapen

Albuquerque, NM


  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Vegetable oil all over inside and out.Nice coat.Place in egg or oven @350 for 1 hour then turn oven off or shut vents on BGE and let it cool.I like to do the same process 3-4 times before using.The more you use it the better it gets.NEVER, NEVER use soap or a steel scrubby to clean it.If you do,then you must re-season!!! ;)
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    It is pre-seasoned, sort of. Cook bacon in it the first couple of cooks. That will do it.
    Always wash and oil after use, as in the instructions.
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Congrats on your new toy.
    Nice gift. Take a minute and visit the Lodge website and read up on your DO.

    You have some good advice above.

    Most likely it is pre-seasoned. The more you use it the better it will get.

    So get cooking...






    Using a DO with the egg is the best of both worlds.

    Congratulations and as I said, get cooking.

  • My way is similar to all of the above.

    I coat mine with Crisco, then put it in the gasser upside down and not directly above an active burner. Placing it upside down allows the excess oil to drain. I use the gas grill so I don't smoke up the house.

    I also season mine 3 or 4 times before using it, and then try to fry fatty foods, like bacon, for the first few times.


    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Gary u da man! B)
  • thanks to you all it is greatly appreciated
    One LBGE
    Digi Q
    green Thermapen

    Albuquerque, NM
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