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I was happy with the Larbee I just wanted to try it out. I came home one day and my wife had used about 50 uses worth of the Larbee puck on 2 or 3 pans. I clean all the cast iron now.
I plan to continue making my own CI seasoning. What proportion for Grapeseed, canola oil and beeswax would you recommend?Flaxseed oil is about the worst thing that you can put on cast. It looks good at first, but eventually will chip off. Many collectors these days don't want to purchase cast that has been flaxed. Grapeseed oil and canola are great choices though. Plain old Crisco works well. I personally use a product called Crisbee and Larbee for my seasoning.
I've just now made some seasoning consisting of equal parts Canola Oil, Grape Seed Oil, and Beeswax, by volume. We'll see how it works and thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And like yours 30% beeswax.Weight is best but don’t overthink it.
You’re making goop to rub on a skillet.
that's how I roll too - I turn a burner on after washing to heat the water off and then I spray it with a touch of canola.canola oil with a light coat after cleaning. We clean them with hot water and a little Dawn if needed.
Haven't had to redo one pan since then and they are all stick free.
I deglaze mine after use if there's any crud baked on. Just put ~1/4" water in it and bring it to a boil. Scrape the bottom with a flat end wooden stirrer until the crud breaks loose. After that, I use hot water and a plastic scrubber to clean up any remaining bits. Once clean, it goes onto the stove with a little heat until dry. I do avoid soap, but water and scrubbers are OK.For those who use a cast iron skillet how do you clean it? I know you are not supposed to use water, soap, or a scrubby, but after a hard use those are the only things that work. And yes, I oil it a bit after.
So how do you get off the really crisped on crud?