seasoning a cast-iron skillet | The Nickel Pincher: How to Season Your Cast-Iron Skillet We're right in the midst of prime gift-giving season. If you need ideas, homemade goodies or make-your-own-food kits are some of my favorite Christmas gift ideas, and for friends who are not already well supplied with good kitchen tools, I often combine the food with food-preparation tools. One of the best, most useful, and longest lasting cooking gifts I can think of is a good cast-iron skillet! Well seasoned and properly cared for, cast-iron cookware develops a natural nonstick finish and lasts for decades and decades.
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