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How to Season Your Pans

How to Season Your Pans

Today we're going to show you how to season cooking pans. Pan seasoning is essential to any food service operation, as it keeps your pans from rusting and your food from sticking to the pans. Seasoning cooking pans saves you time and money. We'll show you how to season five different types of cooking pans in this video. A cast iron skillet, a carbon steel fry pan, a carbon steel wok, a tin-plated pan, and a hard coat aluminum pan.

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Pan seasoning is essential for keeping your pans performing their best in your kitchen. This instructional video will show you the proper steps to seasoning your cooking pans based on their material.

How to Season a Pan

How to Season a Pan

For a carbon steel pan, start by washing, rinsing, and drying the pan. Heat the pan on your range on medium to high heat, then add shortening to the pan. Use a clean dry towel to spread the shortening around the interior of the pan, creating an even coat. Remove the pan from the heat, wipe out the excess shortening and let it cool. You can repeat this process up to 3 more times. For a cast iron skillet, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil and set aside. Wash, rinse, and dry your skillet. Place the skillet in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove and coat the entire skillet with shortening, inside and out. Place the skillet in the oven for 45 minutes with the baking pan on a rack below it to catch any mess. You can repeat this process up to three more times.

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Seasoning your pans enables you to cook great-tasting food with minimal oil, butter, or fat. It also provides a stick-resistant surface, allowing for easy clean up, and will keep your pans from rusting quickly. Check out this video to learn how to season cast iron and carbon steel pans.

How to Clean Lodge Cast Iron

How to Clean Lodge Cast Iron

Need to clean your Lodge cast iron product? With these 3 easy steps, your cast iron will be clean and ready in no time! Simply wash, dry, and season! After cooking in our cast iron skillet, you have a dirty pan! Run water on it and wash/scrub it until all residue is removed. Use soap, only if desired, and use a scraper if necessary (for tougher, caked on grease). Next, dry it completely. Finally, use cooking oil of your choice and season it by rubbing the oil all over the inside surface. Lodge cast iron – iron is easy. Wash, dry, season.

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Watch this video and see how easy it is to clean your Lodge cast iron! Simply wash, dry, and season. Because cast iron cookware is easy!

How to Restore Lodge Cast Iron

How to Restore Lodge Cast Iron

Need to restore your Lodge cast iron product? With these 5 easy steps, your cast iron will be looking good as new! Simply scrub, wash, dry, oil, and bake. First, scrub the cast iron until all residue is off. Then wash with water, using soap only if desired. Then completely dry it. Next, use a small amount of cooking oil to coat all surfaces. Finally, place a piece of aluminum foil on the bottom rack of your oven to catch any drippings. Place your product on the first rack. Close the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and let it bake for one hour. Let it cool in the oven. Lodge cast iron – iron is forever. Scrub, wash, dry, oil, bake.

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Watch this video and see how easy it is to restore your Lodge cast iron! Simply scrub, wash, dry, oil, bake, and cool. Because cast iron cookware is forever!

Lodge L5SK3 Specs
Length 12 5/8 Inches
Width 8 5/8 Inches
Height 2 Inches
Handle Length 4 3/4 Inches
Maximum Diameter 8 1/4 Inches
Top Diameter 8 Inches
Color Black
Induction Ready Yes
Made in America Yes
Material Cast Iron
Oven Safe Yes
Pre-Seasoned Yes
Shape Round
Type Mini Servingware


Customer questions about this product

How can I properly care for cast iron surfaces?
In order to prevent unwanted build-up of oils, grease, and food, surfaces should be cleaned after use while still slightly warm. Harsh chemicals or scouring pads should not be used—only hot water and a cloth or sponge are needed. If some areas require extra cleaning, a mild scouring pad can be used. Please refer to our Pan Seasoning Guide for further information on properly cleaning and seasoning cast iron surfaces.
My new cast iron feels rough in some areas. Is this normal?
Yes. This is a result of the sand casting process. With use and replenishment of the seasoning, the pan will become smoother. Unlike other types of cookware, Lodge Cast Iron only gets better with use. For concerns about roughness, it is OK to use a fine grade of sandpaper to smooth out the rough areas. Make sure to re-season the item before using.
How is Lodge's pre-seasoned cookware seasoned?
All of Lodge's pre-seasoned cookware is seasoned with soy-based vegetable oil. No peanut oil or animal fat is used.
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Lodge L5SK3 Details

Bring a time-honored tradition to your foodservice kitchen with this Lodge L5SK3 8" cast iron skillet! Creating cast iron cookware, like this, since 1896, Lodge continues to impress with an unparalleled dedication to quality, technology, and its employees. This piece in particular is perfect for making individual servings of your signature entrees, as well as for use as a serving piece - the durable cast iron easily goes from oven-to-table for fast, efficient service. Use it to saute, fry, stir-fry, sear, or bake. It's right at home on induction, ceramic, electric, and gas cooktops, in your oven, on the grill, or even over the campfire.

This pan is great for ensuring heat retention and even heating during use. And, since it comes pre-seasoned from Lodge, it offers a natural, easy-release finish that improves with use, letting you cook healthier by limiting the amount of oils needed in your cooking.

Overall Dimensions:
Length: 12 5/8"
Width: 8 5/8"
Height: 2"

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  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

  • Induction Ready

    Induction Ready

    This item is compatible for use in induction cooking.

  • Oven Safe

    Oven Safe

    This item can withstand high heat applications and is safe for oven use in food service.

  • Hand Wash Only

    Hand Wash Only

    To preserve quality, this item should only be hand-washed and sanitized.

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Lodge L5SK3 8" Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet - Individual Serving

    5.0 stars from 16 reviews


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    Great skillet for small batch frying, pan roasting herbs and nuts, frying eggs, and grille cheese. A must have for to cook and keep tortillas warm. Lifetime Pan!
    The Lodge 8” Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet- Individual Serving is heavy weight. It comes pre-seasoned and is very easy to clean. It heats evenly and is made to last. This is great for camping, residential and commercial use.
    A great cast iron cookware piece. The cast iron is sturdy and the Lodge name says it at all. The leader in quality cast iron cookware.
    This seasoned cast iron skillet is perfect for my Thai ahrimp noodle bowl. The Lodge brand continues to impress and I hope additional sizes are available in the future!!
    Very heavy and sturdy, exactly what you want from good cast iron. This is the perfect size for serving shepard pies. The seasoning seems good and I have not seen any rust so far. Feels like a skillet that will last a long time.
    This skillet is ready to use, cooks the absolute best steaks and then easy to clean when you are done. I use mine on the stove top, in the oven and on the grill.
    This 8" cast-iron skillet is the perfect size for our breakfast buffet. It's a space saver, so more selections. Cooks evenly and maintains heat. Clean up is a breeze. We highly recommend
    Love my cast iron and lodge is the only americian made pan I know of. They say these are pre seasoning but I always like to cook some bacon in mine to make sure they are ready and nonstick , my favorite thing to cook is Johnny cakes. Love them with hot peppers.
    You will not find a better price for this skillet, and Lodge is a brand you can trust. I expect decades of use out of this product and I'm sure my expectations will be met.
    This pan is indestructible and will last forever. I use it for everything from grilling tortillas to frying onions. I give it a rinse and wipe it down with coconut oil after each use and I'm good to go. If anything does stick, a brief soak is all it needs.
    This little skillet is great at eggs and hashbrowns. It's pretty light too compared to the larger cast iron skillets. It's fits perfectly on the grill for a few extras veggies while leaving room on the grill grates. I definitely recommend this little skillet. I also use this as a bacon press.
    These are perfect for our skillet meals. They do keep and tranfser a lot of heat which is good for cooking but bad for servers hands.
    This is the perfect size for 2 people. It is heavy, sturdy, pre seasoned and I am sure it will last for years and years.
    I love using this pan on my gas grill. Cooking veggies, omlettes, pancakes, fish, or anything else you might want to cook in it Simply using some oil each time after use helps keep it rust free.
    This is a terrific "in between" size pan. Great quality - nice and heavy - at a great price. I have used it for baking cornbread, casserole, clafoutis, and the list goes on.
    I really love this pan for homemade deep-dish pizza. The heating qualities of this pan is prefect for cooking the pizza dough fully through - no more soggy bottoms. Cooking pizza in a cast-iron skillet is a great alternative to a wood-burning stove.

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