In order to complete my 101 in 1001 list item about cooking with my cast-iron skillet, I need to prep it. And I am now sure how.
See, we got it from Crate and Barrel as a wedding gift, so it probably came seasoned, but we let our lack of knowledge keep us from ever using it.so not only might it have four years of dust or moving taint on it, but when we had to pack away the kitchen for a week, it accidentally cleaved itself to a paper towel and I could swear done of it's fuzz stayed behind.
The Internet seems to advise against using water for fear of rust, and I don't want to scrub at it lest I damage the surface or the seasoning that is (was?) there. Any ideas how I can go about ing this ready for use without violating it?