... what if you are reseasoning them? I used an SOS pad on a pan that had a little rust, and some other spots from sitting without being used for years. I then reseasoned it and its slicker than the one I have been using. I taste no soap in my food. Also, I use lard. Whats better, lard or vegetable oil? Anyway, I may use an SOS pad on my normal use pan and reseason to see if it will slick up some.