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Do I season Carbon Steel on the outside ?

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Do I season Carbon Steel on the outside ?

toyopl | Nov 17, 2012 04:01 PM

Sorry for yet another seasoning topic, but for past few days I cannot find the answerto this anywhere.
I have Debuyer Carbon Steel pan, it comes with bees wax all over it I guess to protect it before getting into customer hands.

Now, I have glass cook top range and I was about to season the pan.
My routine would be to heat water in it, and try to scrub off the wax, then pour Canola oil into hot pan and cover it all inside, then maybe cook bacon on it.

But what about outside ? There's wax on the outside of the pan as well, do I scrub it off ? do I season it with oil ?
What about the actual bottom of the pan, do you season it with oil ? because in my mind it sounds weird seasoning bottom with oil and then putting that oiled bottom on glass burner.

I never had or seasoned cast iron or carbon steel in my life.

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