So yes - this raw-seasoned cast iron skillet needs to be pre-seasoned before use. It has been heated by hand over an open fire to 200°F to destroy the microscopic water particles on the pan that will cause rusting in a completely raw iron pan. After heating, a single, thin layer of organic flaxseed oil has been rubbed in. No additional heating processes happened after that, which is why the pan may feel slightly sticky.
12.5″ end to end, including handle
8.5″ spout to spout
You may heat and wipe the oil out and start with the raw iron to season to your preferences, or you may start your seasoning process with the oil as your first layer in the heating.
Please follow the care instructions included in your orderto ensure your cast iron remains properly seasoned once you season it. If you wish to strip your skillet and start fresh at a later date, I'll enclose instructions with your box!