I was just reading posts about cast iron cookware. I bought three skillets of varying sizes and have used them about one hundred times and I hate them. They stick all the time and I have seasoned them many many times. I use Crisco and season them for an hour at a time and now and again they won't stick for the first use, and then they stick again. I also can't even get scrambled egg off them and after they are seasoned, some of the cooked-in lumpy food seems to remain under the shiny black surface. I use a mild abrasive and have also tried putting salt in them and "cooking" them to remove the food.