** Reply to note from Judy Howle <email@example.com> Fri, 01 May 1998 08:13:35 -0500 > Any tips other than baking it at 350 for an hour, coated with melted shortening? How come > the old ones are so smooth and the new ones rough? Yeah... Cook with it! I mean cook with it and keep cooking with it. Don't cook anything acidic like tomatoes until you've cooked lots of stuff in it. After you have cook, wash it with hot, hot water and no soap. Be sure and use some sort of oil each time you cook in the pan. The smoothness takes time. Keep cooking with it. That's the key. That and no soap.