Being as I am somewhere near 15 months pregnant with a 30 pound baby girl, my husband took on the task of seasoning the iron skillet. His way worked fairly well. Best I can tell, he covered it in Crisco and put it in the oven on 400 degrees. He then completely forgot about it. I found it in the oven the next morning. It was nice and toasty black. Any time that I wake up starving, I can guarantee that one of us has left something in the oven overnight that should not be in the oven overnight. The smell gets me. Many things are surprisingly edible after cooking for 8 hours or so. Anyway, I'm not certain that I would recommend his method for safety reasons, but it did work.