i was just recently given a set of 3 old iron skillets . they had been sitting in the attic of a friends parents house for god knows how long , and had a good bit of surface rust on them . i used steel wool and vegetable oil(and a lot of elbow grease) to clean the rust off of them , and now they are completely rust free . i know my gamma used to season her iron skillets by putting a couple table spoons of bacon grease in them and letting them sit in a 200 degree oven over night , but i wonder if there is not a better method for this . these skillets are hand casted and well over 100 years old and i want to do them justice when i season them . if anyone could tell me how i should go about this it would be greatly appreciated . also what is the best way to clean and store them once they are seasoned ?
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9/21/03 at 11:54pm