We had a skillet, seasoned it and thought all was well. We were careful not to use soap or metal implements. Anyway after some time... food was sticking. (perhaps mistake of using a bit of oil in cooking? And then these little black flecks would come off and stick to our pancakes. (Assuming that is old burnt oil residue? Can't imagine it would be part of the pan. It has never rusted at any point.
Has this ever happened to anyone? Should I scour the hell out of it with steel wool and try again? Any advice most welcome.