You will need
  • Cast iron cauldron, oil, rock salt.
The fact is that when casting cauldrons used engine oil, which lubricates the form to the cast iron did not stick to it. Accordingly, the first step is to remove the machine oil from the surface and from the "pores" of the cast iron. You can use the two ways:
1. Warm up the cauldron on an open fire a few hours (2-3) to the engine oil is burned and out of the channels, the pores of cast iron. Do it better in the open air, as this generates a lot of acrid smoke.

2. Warm up the cauldron on the fire with 1-2 pounds of rock salt until, until the salt will not be a ruddy brown color. Salt throw. This method is more suitable for the interior.
After that calcined the cauldron on the fire with oil. Pour into hot utensils 0,5-1 liter of oil (depending on the volume of the cauldron, you can take more), bring it to a boil. Wait until the bottom of the cauldron does not acquire a red hot hue. Then gently tilt it to one side and calcined thus the flank with one hand. Repeat this procedure on all sides to hot oil coated the entire inner surface of the bowl. It will take approximately 1.5-2 hours.
Then, remove the cauldron from the heat, let it cool down completely, pour the oil. Lightly rinse the dishes with warm water without detergent and RUB with a clean cloth, oiled. Residues are soaked into the cast iron oil remove paper towel and wipe dry the cauldron. Now you can start cooking your favorite dishes.