I have joined your community in hopes to learn more from people with experience and expertise. I love to cook, my skills are low but I am always ready to learn more. So last night I was trying out a new cast iron pan that I had just purchased. It came pre-seasoned and all ready to go. I was trying to sear some steaks but came into a smoking problem. It was crazy, smoking so bad that I had to open all the windows and leave the kitchen and the living room area. The oil I was using was peanut oil. After doing some research I found that it has a fairly low smoking point. After previous attempts with extra virgin olive oil, I tried to use something else that I had. What are somethings I could do to keep the smoke little to non-exsistant?