Our cast iron cookware is electrostatically coated with a proprietary vegetable oil, and cured at high temperatures to allow the oil to deeply penetrate the surface of the cast iron. No conditioning is required, it is ready for use! It also features sturdy integral, ovenproof handles and assist handles to provide life long durability. Using cast iron with it's healthy, easy release allows you to make low-fat meals day after day, generation after generation. Made in the U.S.A. since 1896.