Cast iron pans are the greatest known cookware to mankind. (we can discuss the difference between fact and opinion in another lesson). Get your pot ready for the Good Treatment.
Any oil will work but I prefer coconut oil. I purchase my oil in bulk and store a smaller portion in my canning jar for daily use. (the many daily uses can be the topic for discussion later as well)
Place a thin coating of oil on the pan including the sides This is the part where you show love to this pot. This is also the time where you begin to fantasize about your future cooking projects.
Set the pot on the lowest flame warming completely. Consider this the part where you are creating the Teflon-like coating without the icky Teflon. Gently wipe away excess oil with a paper towel
Now pull out all of your pots and reassure them that they'll be getting the Good Treatment soon too. You're about to make some pots Very Happy. What are you waiting for? Time to get busy. Like now.
Once you're done you can start cooking Something Delicious. Oh, you want to know how to make this now? Coming soon: How to Win Friends and Influence Enemies with Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin.