And with a few easy steps, it can be maintained for a lifetime. While the pan is still hot, rinse out any residue with water, do not use soap. Sprinkle in kosher salt and scrub out any sticky bits. Rinse again and place over burner on high. Wipe out any excess water and make sure pan becomes completely dry. Remove from heat and wipe lightly with oil. (My new favorite is coconut oil.) Over time the seasoned pan will become non-stick.