Concerning the use of new cast iron fry-pan
Okay, here's the situation as best I can describe: I have a new Lodge cast iron pan, supposedly already "seasoned" in the factory. Now, I always wash new pans before use. So just now I gave this pan a light hand-wash, and in wiping it dry, the paper towel showed a lot of gray discoloration. So I washed it a second time (same result) and then scrubbed it with a Brillo pad. Still some discoloration on the drying towel.
I hesitate to use this pan as I fear the food I cook in it will have that nasty gray stuff. What to do?? HELP please!