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New Cast Iron Skillet Owner Has a Question

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I just bought a brand new Lodge cast iron skillet and made latkes tonight. I'm going to make more tomorrow. Can I leave the oil in the skillet for tomorrow or will this damage it?

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  1. i've left pork fat in overnight - never had problem.

    that being said, when seasoning after further use, you should work with the smallest amount of fat possible, i.e.: about 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of fat, wiping it down with a paper towel, and removing all excess. otherwise, the seasoning can take on a tacky texture, and eventually cleve off the pan.

    i would feel comfortable leaving it in, then, when cleaning, pay attention to how thin you can get the "finish" coat of fat/oil.

    1. Most definitely. My mom almost never cleaned hers. Just scraped out what solids there were as best she could.


      1. You can't leave water in it. Oil is fine.

        1. Oil is fine.