Do the Solidteknics pans come pre-seasoned?
The pans do come pre-seasoned, but they must be maintained -- the seasoning will not last forever without care.
How do I care for my Solidteknics pan?
Make sure to completely dry the pan after washing it or it may develop rust spots. Putting it back on the burner for 30 seconds after cleaning will help to evaporate any moisture. If it does rust a bit, then all you need to do is scrub the rust off with steel wool or a scrub brush and re-season the pan with oil. The pan can be rubbed with a little bit of oil as well, for storage to prevent rust. High temperature oils such as canola, rice bran, grape seed, and flax seed can all be used to season and protect the pan.
Is the Solidteknics pan dishwasher safe?
No. Similar to cast iron, the pan should not be placed in the dishwasher, nor should soap be used or else it will strip the seasoning.
How do I wash my Solidteknics pan?
After cooking, simply scrape under hot running water while the pan is still very warm. Do not use soap, as it will erode the seasoning. Use a wooden or steel scraper, then finish up with a brush, but be careful not to take off too much of that beautiful seasoning that you have achieved!
How do I re-season my Solidteknics pan?
- First make sure you have proper ventilation in the room you are seasoning your pan. This process will generate some smoke.
- Heat pan and drop a teaspoon of flax seed oil, canola oil or shortening into warm pan, or dampen a cloth with the oil.
- Wipe over ENTIRE pan very thinly, so that all of the visible oil is gone and the surface only appears polished.
- Place pan upside down in approximately 480° F oven for 11/2 hours, then switch off heat and cool in oven for 1/2 hour.
- Repeat these steps 3-6 times to establish the best foundation of low-stick and corrosion-resistant seasoning. Seasoning will improve with more cooking and correct cleaning.
- Each successive layer will darken the pan further. If you get too much spotting/running from too much oil, use steel wool to reduce the marks and create a good anchor for the next layer of seasoning.
Here are some instructional videos on how to best care for your pans: