I just received a Creuset cast-iron griddle as a gift. My question is... does it need to be pre-seasoned? The box it came in didn't have any instructions from the manufacturer. It doesn't look like typical cast iron, I'm assuming it may have some kind of coating but I really don't know.
If anyone out ther has one, did you season before using? If not, do you wish you had? And, if it doesn't have to be seasoned like typical cast-iron, how should I go about cleaning it?
Oh, and a bonus question... the Le Creuset Dutch Oven DID come with instructions from the manufacturer. They specifically said to NOT heat the Oven without oil or fat in it first. I always thought you were supposed to pre-heat the pot, then add oil. When I look on the Creuset website it says to do just that.... so, which one is right?
Thanks for any/all help!