I recently bought a De Buyer carbon steel pan from Costco.
On my fifth coat of flax seed oil seasoning, I got careless and added too much oil. The result is half of the pan (my BBQ grill was also slanted) has a glossy "pool" of oil. The surface is still smooth, but feels "stickier" than the non glossy part.
A few questions:
1) Do I need to re-season my pan?
2) what is that glossy part (partially carbonized oil?)
3) any negative health effects if I cook on it?