Miriam – It only took one round of shortening (Crisco) on the mat to season it. I put the shortening on and lightly rubbed it with a paper towel. I did have to wash my mat once cause I dropped it so after cleaning it and letting it dry I reseasoned it once and it has been fine. It does not stick at all for me
Kendra – My mat slides around on my surface also when i roll so I just hang a little bit over the edge and lean against the side of my table to hold it. I this works for me since I don’t cover a cake bigger than 10"