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Old 02-03-2017, 03:10 PM
SRFrancis SRFrancis is offline
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I have 3 pieces ready for seasoning and read a post online that their preferred seasoning oil was flax seed. Anyone with experience using it?
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Old 02-03-2017, 03:19 PM
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I have. It makes my house smell bad during and after seasoning, costs a lot, and doesn't seem to do the job any better than lard.
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Old 02-03-2017, 03:23 PM
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Default Re: flax seed oil?

Due to a post by a blogger touting it as "science based", many have tried it, but with mixed results. Some have no problems; many find it flakes off. I'm sure you'll get some more replies, but if you search "flax seed" on the forum, you'll find several results.

My take on it is if it's not an oil you would use for heated cooking, why would you season cast iron with it? I agree with Ty's comments as well.

See also: http://www.castironcollector.com/seasoning.php
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Old 02-03-2017, 03:33 PM
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I once posted somewhere here about some flaws with that article, such as which seasoning method was used as a control (stovetop method for regular oil vs. oven baked for flaxseed) and the method used to test its durability (squirt of degreaser in the dishwasher instead of a test that more accurately reflects real usage).

Regardless, I started with flaxseed, it looks great, but after seeing how it held up to use I switched to grapeseed and still use that now. Flaxseed isn't tragically flawed but it certainly isn't superior.
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Old 02-03-2017, 03:54 PM
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This may not be popular but I use Flax seed oil on lots of pans and it works amazing!! super smooth finish, nice dark bronze color. I have really enjoyed it. I haven't experienced any flaking and I like the way it smells. Just my 2 cents. I also use Crisco from time to time.
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Old 02-03-2017, 04:42 PM
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Flaxseed isn't tragically flawed but it certainly isn't superior.
This!

I'd go the grapseseed, crisco or crisbee route instead.
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Old 02-03-2017, 08:07 PM
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I don't think anything is better than continuous use, no matter what oil you use for seasoning / preseasoning! I am now beginning to use my skillets nightly, and they couldn't get any better. Canola oil, Olive oil, bacon grease, lard, whatever, it helps !
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Old 02-03-2017, 08:49 PM
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I don't think anything is better than continuous use, no matter what oil you use for seasoning / preseasoning! I am now beginning to use my skillets nightly, and they couldn't get any better. Canola oil, Olive oil, bacon grease, lard, whatever, it helps !
What ^^^he^^^ said.
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Old 02-04-2017, 12:56 PM
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Default Re: flax seed oil?

Thanks to all that offered advice. I've lived on the west coast since 72, but, I lived the 1st 18 yrs of my life in SE Missouri, the Show Me State, so, I gotta see it with my own eyes. I did grandpa's piece and my everyday skillet with flax seed, you are right about it stinking in the oven, but, it is a pretty finish, and I did the rectangle shaped casserole/lid piece that I use on my gas grill outside with crisco. 1st test will be this afternoon when I make a roux for some gumbo to enjoy during the game tomorrow.
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Old 02-04-2017, 08:34 PM
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Cooking in cast iron is sort of like Pampered Chef stoneware "The uglier it looks the better it cooks" that's because it's getting more and more seasoning. The only difference is with cast iron "The more ya cooks the prettier it looks" I have used olive oil, crisco, Pam, flax seed, but My personal preference is Fresh Lard for the initial seasoning. My advise is try a few and stick with what you like!
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