Seasoning tips.

The reason for seasoning a pizza pan is to make it darker on the bottom to absorb heat rather than reflect it. Seasoning is nothing more than a build-up of burned cooking oil on the bottom of the pan which makes it darker than its original color.

Step by step seasoning instructions:

Clean and dry the pan.

Preheat oven or grill to 400 degrees. (400 degrees is just a little hotter than smoke point but not hot enough to vaporize your oil).

Drip a small amount of cooking oil on the bottom of your pan. Then spread a thin layer of oil evenly over the surface with your fingers.

Place pan, oil side down, into oven or on grill.

Check if bottom of pan has darkened after 20 minutes. Extend timing to darken your pan.

Do not wash pan after usage. Washing may remove seasoned surfaces. Instead simply wipe down surfaces after use.

Note: Anodized pans don’t need to be seasoned. They are specifically manufactured to simulate seasoned pans.