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FINEX CAST IRON USE AND CARE
FINEX cast iron cookware comes pre-seasoned with organic flaxseed oil. When you first unbox your new cast iron cookware, give it a quick rinse with warm water and dry it completely. Use a little extra cooking oil the first few times you cook. Over time, your FINEX cast iron will continue to develop a natural seasoning, which will enhance the stick-resistant surface.
For an even heating surface, pre-heat your cast iron pan before cooking. We recommend a medium-low heat for a few minutes. Cast iron may take a little longer to heat, but it holds on to heat longer, too.
Our pans truly are searing machines. The thick-wall design provides even heat distribution and retention for optimal cooking performance. It just requires a little patience. Heat it. Sear it. Savor it.
Step 1 – Wash
For easy cleaning, simply scrape off food and rinse using use hot water.
For tougher cleaning jobs, use a stainless steel scotch-brite scrubber (or scrubber of choice) to remove the heavy stuff. Use a dab of soap if necessary. Never put your cast iron in the dishwasher or leave it to soak for long periods of time.
Step 2 – Dry
Once you’ve washed your cast iron and rinsed it thoroughly, be sure to completely dry immediately. Do not “air dry.” Use a towel to wipe it down, or, place your cast iron on the stove and heat over a medium-low heat to ensure it’s completely dry.
Remember, iron loves to rust if left wet. We like to say, “We’ve never seen a dry cast iron skillet rust.”
Step 3 – Oil
Warm your cast iron on the stove using a medium-low heat. Then, apply a very thin layer of oil (any vegetable oil you like) and work thoroughly into the pan. Be sure to wipe off any excess. Let it cool and store for your next use.
Applying a little oil to your cast iron protects the natural seasoning you’ve worked hard to develop, and it also provides protection against moisture and corrosion when storing.
Cast iron is very durable and forgiving. Scorched, scratched, rusted pans? No problem. With a little elbow grease and some quality oil, you can completely return cast iron cookware to its perfect working condition.
Pre-heat your oven to 400-degrees. If your pan has rust, gently remove it using steel wool. Wash and dry your cast iron thoroughly. Once completely dry, apply a very thin layer of flaxseed oil to the entire surface of your cast iron pan—including the outside surface. Wipe off any excess oil, then place the pan in your pre-heated oven. Bake the pan for one hour at 400-degrees. You can repeat this process to build up your seasoning and maintain the pan for generations.