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Old 12-26-2014, 01:57 PM
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Default Crisco vs Flax seed oil?

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Old 12-26-2014, 02:10 PM
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Default Re: Crisco vs Flax seed oil?

I've only used Crisco, but I have zero complains about it. It is readily available, cheap, and effective.
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Old 12-26-2014, 02:59 PM
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Lets add lard, grape seed oil, olive oil, sunflower oil, bacon grease and butter to the discussion as there are a fair amount of folks using some of these.
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Old 12-26-2014, 03:33 PM
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Lets add lard, grape seed oil, olive oil, sunflower oil, bacon grease and butter to the discussion as there are a fair amount of folks using some of these.
Don't forget coconut oil, avocado oil, cod liver oil, castor oil, motor oil, garg oil, etc. etc.

Seriously though, Billy. Your OP was the equivalent of saying "Coke vs. Pepsi. Discuss..." Discuss what? Taste? Caffeine content? Sales per capita in China?

What exactly would you like discussed? Why are you asking? What is your experience between the two, and why pick only those two? Are you talking about seasoning? Flaking? Process? Number of coats needed? Overall benefits? This is a very helpful forum, but I think you ought to give them more than "Discuss..."
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Old 12-26-2014, 03:41 PM
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Default Re: Crisco vs Flax seed oil?

Crisco
Pro: Works, cheap, readily available.
Con: Rancidity if not used up fast enough.

Flaxseed
Pro: Works, looks nice if properly applied.
Con: Expensive relative to other oils, odor, of little other use, reported flaking.

Grapeseed (refined)
Pro: Works, looks good, stores well, can cook with, can use in food.
Con: None really.

Original PAM
Pro: Works, ease of use, less waste, inherent non-stick property.
Con: Some object to ingredients other than canola.
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Old 12-26-2014, 04:12 PM
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Don't forget coconut oil, avocado oil, cod liver oil, castor oil, motor oil, garg oil, etc. etc.

Seriously though, Billy. Your OP was the equivalent of saying "Coke vs. Pepsi. Discuss..." Discuss what? Taste? Caffeine content? Sales per capita in China?

What exactly would you like discussed? Why are you asking? What is your experience between the two, and why pick only those two? Are you talking about seasoning? Flaking? Process? Number of coats needed? Overall benefits? This is a very helpful forum, but I think you ought to give them more than "Discuss..."
I figured since I posted it in the seasoning forum people would figure it out. Don't make me break out the Big Chief Tablet and jumbo pencil.........
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Old 12-26-2014, 04:38 PM
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Don't forget coconut oil, avocado oil, cod liver oil, castor oil, motor oil, garg oil, etc. etc.

Seriously though, Billy. Your OP was the equivalent of saying "Coke vs. Pepsi. Discuss..." Discuss what? Taste? Caffeine content? Sales per capita in China?

What exactly would you like discussed? Why are you asking? What is your experience between the two, and why pick only those two? Are you talking about seasoning? Flaking? Process? Number of coats needed? Overall benefits? This is a very helpful forum, but I think you ought to give them more than "Discuss..."
LMAO


Are you Looking for expert, experienced or the hobby CI restoration and seasoning opinion. Well, we all know about opinion. I will leave it at that.

? To the OP You did not add your opinion?
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Old 12-27-2014, 05:13 AM
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I was using Olive oil with great results, but the smoke in the house would make my eyes water... Moved to Crisco with fine results...

I like to think about what people had 60+ years ago. Did they have fancy flaxseed oil? Did they have Olive oil, etc.... They probably used lard, pork fat, or they just didn't worry about it.. They cooked, the skillet/pot worked better, they cooked more, it now worked even better, and that was that..

I seriously think that we over think all of this seasoning stuff. Put it on the stove, use whatever oil/grease/fat is handy and cook. Your CI will get better. It's just about the most forgiving thing in my life right now.
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Old 12-27-2014, 10:02 AM
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I was using Olive oil with great results, but the smoke in the house would make my eyes water... Moved to Crisco with fine results...

I like to think about what people had 60+ years ago. Did they have fancy flaxseed oil? Did they have Olive oil, etc.... They probably used lard, pork fat, or they just didn't worry about it.. They cooked, the skillet/pot worked better, they cooked more, it now worked even better, and that was that..

I seriously think that we over think all of this seasoning stuff. Put it on the stove, use whatever oil/grease/fat is handy and cook. Your CI will get better. It's just about the most forgiving thing in my life right now.
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Old 12-27-2014, 03:58 PM
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Sorry, I was asking because I'm seasoning my first piece. A cheap Cabelas skillet that I've stripped with oven cleaner. I followed Culinary Fanatics video on YouTube. Skillet is in oven right now warming up for first coat of Crisco. I was just wondering if there was anything better. First thing I plan on cooking in it is bacon several times. So I think I'm gonna try the Crisco method first followed by lots of bacon Newbie here
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