Skill Level: Easy
Prep Time: 1 hour
Necessary Items: Cast-iron skillet, canola oil, aluminium foil

Buying a non-stick pan vs. an iron skillet is like buying a pleather jacket from H&M vs. a leather jacket from Yves Saint Laurent. They may do the same job, but one is made to last a lifetime and the other, a single season, at most. The coating of a non-stick quickly loses its luster, but a cast-iron skillet? That's forever, homie. Learn how to make yours last a lifetime with this painless tutorial.