SEASONING YOUR CAST IRON GRILL PAN:
To protect your Cast Iron Grill Pan and enhance its non-stick properties, you should season your Grill Pan before use.
1. Remove packaging.
2. Preheat oven to 325° F.
3. Hand wash Grill Pan in warm, soapy water. DRY THOROUGHLY.
4. Apply a thin coat of vegetable oil or edible flaxseed oil to the cast iron portion of your Grill Pan with a cloth or paper towel.
5. Place a sheet of aluminum foil on the bottom rack of your oven. Place the Grill Pan face down on the center rack to catch any oil drips.
6. Bake for one hour.
7. Turn off heat and allow the Grill Pan to cool completely before removing from the oven.
CAUTION USING YOUR CAST IRON GRILL PAN:
The handle of your Grill Pan may become extremely hot. Use a mitt or thick cloth to handle your Grill Pan and use a trivet to protect your counter tops.Your Grill Pan is very versatile and can be used with a wide range of heat sources including electric, gas, induction, grill, oven and glass. Oven and broiler safe up to 450° F. Do not use in the microwave.Always lift the pan when moving it. Do not slide it across your cooking surface.Particularly with new cookware, food may stick to the surface, so use a little extra oil or butter while cooking until the Grill Pan has built up enough seasoning.Allow the pan to gradually heat up for best results. Most cooking can be done over medium or low heat with a preheated pan. Do not preheat your Grill Pan over high heat and then reduce the heat for cooking, as it may overcook your food.Use heat resistant utensils such as metal, wood, silicone or heat resistant nylon. If using metal tools, take care not to scrape the cooking surface or exterior enamel coating.With extended use, the enamel coating may become discolored. This will not affect the performance of your Grill Pan