How do I clean and season my cast iron skillet?

(Melanie) #1

It seems like this should be simple, but I can’t for the life of me get my Lodge cast iron skillet to come out looking right.

I’ve been following the instructions in this Southern Living post for how to season it properly. But every time I try and re-season the skillet it comes out sticky.

I am using canola oil and putting the skillet in the oven for 1 hour at 375F. Wrong type of oil? Higher temperature or cooking longer? What am I doing wrong?