Another common question among cast iron users is what should I cook first in new cast iron? While there isn’t necessarily one right answer, we’ll give you some tips to point you in the right direction. First, we’ll need to address using cooking oil in your cast iron skillet.
Cooking Oil for Cast Iron
We’ve received a number of questions about using cooking oil in cast iron and how this relates to cast iron seasoning. While cast iron skillets are renowned for their natural non-stick properties, a brand new cast iron skillet, even a machined-smooth one like a Stargazer skillet, will not be completely non-stick right out of the box (depending what you’re cooking of course; some foods stick more than others). For proper use of your cast iron skillet, you’ll want to to make sure to use sufficient cooking oil for the food you’re making. It’s a good idea to use a little extra oil for your first few cooks with a brand new (or newly seasoned) skillet.