2. Seasoning Is Simple: The seasoning process isn't hard. Sure, it seems like magic, but it actually just takes time. First, make sure the new pan is clean of any residue, like wax or grease from the factory. Then, wipe the entire pan inside and out with a thin layer of vegetable oil and place it upside down in a hot oven. By hot, I mean 450 degrees or better. The oil is going to smoke, so I suggest using your grill instead of the oven if you want to keep the peace in your house. Every hour, use hot pads and a set of tongs to carefully wipe the pan down with a paper towel saturated in oil. Repeat this process four times. At the end, you should have a skillet smooth enough to fry eggs.