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Help seasoning De Buyer Mineral B pan

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May 17, 2013
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Help seasoning De Buyer Mineral B pan

My story....

I have been using cast iron for over 20 years....no problems seasoning and keeping them clean. A few years ago (yes years) there was a "hot deal" for these pans so I bought two.
I have never been able to season them....ever. What I get is a ugly orange coating that looks lumpy that everything sticks to and comes off after the first use. I have tried both stove top and in the oven. Upside down, right side up, inside out....you name it. Different oils every time with the same ugly results. Flax, grapeseed, avocado.
I have removed and re-seasoned these 4 times. The third time I gave up and put them away for a year. So I tried again the past few days with the exact same results!

I am very close to just giving them away so someone else can benefit from my ignorance, but for the life of me I have watched and read so many different ways to do this and I always get the same results.
Has anyone else experienced this?
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Deal Addict
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Jul 29, 2013
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Ditto for me. I also bought one a few years ago because of the Hot Deal and rave reviews. Mine is in the basement awaiting a miracle.
Bring it on!
Deal Addict
May 30, 2010
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Aren't these just a fancy brand of carbon steel pans? If so, then just lower your expectations on the "look" of them and season as you would any carbon steel. You don't notice how ugly cast iron looks because it's black to start with.

PS: If either of you want to let go of your pans, let me know via pm.

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