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Cast Iron question

I have a cast iron skillet. I read on how to clean, oil, store etc etc on the skillet. My question is, can you spray "Pam" non stick oil onto the skillet instead of wiping it down with oil and a rag before you store it?


  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,574
    I wouldn't
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • why do you say that?

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,574
    because I don't know... I've always used lard, canola oil...I guess you could but why risk it?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,518
    Pam is mostly Canola oil plus an alcohol, emulsifier, and propellant. These are thought to leave a residue at high temps and I don't know if they would interfere with polymerization.
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,574
    propellant... at least there wouldn't be mosquitoes
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • FockerFocker Posts: 3,296
    After initial seasonings and for everyday upkeep, I spray with Pam.  Then use a clean paper towel to even out a thin layer. 
    Quad Cities

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 9,746
    I use whatever spray oil I can find in the house and have never had an issue over many years...but I'm not yet at the grandparent stage...although that does not mean I'm not old!
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs 
    Pit Barrel Cooker
  • JscottJscott Posts: 174
    I never have used a spray on lub. Never had an issue with clean up or cooks either.
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