This Cast Iron Bacon Press holds bacon flat so that it cooks faster, spatters less and has more crisp surfaces. The cast iron distributes heat evenly to help speed up cooking times. Bacon cooks evenly with more crispy surfaces. Easy to use. Before first use, wash in warm, soapy water. Rinse and dry thoroughly. To season the Press, add a small amount of vegetable oil to a frying pan and lightly coat Bacon Press. Place face down in the pan and heat over a very low flame for 20 minutes. Wipe away excess oil. Bacon press is now seasoned and ready for use.