I spread a think layer of Crisco all over it, handles, bottom etc. included. I put mine on my Webeer Genesis at 350 for a litttle over an hour UPSIDE DOWN (so the Crisco doesn't pool when melting) and then let it cool on the grill before removing it. NEVER use soap, as others said, just use water and a brush. I picked up a cheap dishwashing brush that is used for nothing but cast iron so I never have to worry about soap residue. Nothing beats a well seasoned piece of cast iron.
In a perfect world every lab would have a home and every home would have a lab.
There is no greater fan of fly fishing than the worm.
Weber Kettle 22.5" Restored "J" - Black
Weber Smoky Joe "F"- Black
Weber Genesis - Black (CL Score - brand new)
Weber Go-Anywhere - Black
UDS which surprisingly is not black
Great Outdoors Smoky Mountain Smoker