How can I make my cast iron pans nonstick?
November 12, 2009 10:55 AM Subscribe
Are well-seasoned, well-cared-for cast iron pans really
supposed to be nonstick? If so, how do I make mine like that?
Many people say that
posted by Stewriffic to Food & Drink (40 answers total) 44 users marked this as a favorite
cast-iron is as good as
, or near as good as
, nonstick pans
in their nonstickiness.
disagree. I am among them. Advise me on what I need to do to move me into the agreement category.
So, assuming that the people who say cast iron pans are the bees knees* and don't cause stickiness** are right, what am I doing wrong
? I want to cook things without sticking. Eggs are the worst, of course. Meat is OK if you sear it well, but there is still going to be residue sticking onto the pan.
Background: I follow cast-iron care recommendations to a T. I do not use soap. I dry thoroughly with a hand towel and then put in a low oven. I preheat. I keep the pans lightly oiled. I do not cook acidic foods in cast iron.