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Camp Chef pizza iron?

Postby rmcelroy » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:51 am

Hi all, I havn't been around in quiet a while. I have a few old Iron pieces, but I have a question. I have recently discovered the advantages of cooking Pizza's with iron. I started with a small skillet and liked it so much I ordered a Camp Chef pizza pan.

My question concerns the surface. There is quiet a bit of roughness, is this a quality issue, or is this something that will go away with more seasoning? All of the other iron I have are slick as glass.

Thanks all.
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Re: Camp Chef pizza iron?

Postby KCStudly » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:22 am

IMO that is a quality issue. The new stuff just doesn't seem to be as smooth as the good old iron.

You can sand it smooth with a DA and re-season, if you find it necessary.
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Re: Camp Chef pizza iron?

Postby bobhenry » Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:00 pm

I have a good friend who works for Nucor steel. He has proclamed many times they just can't keep the contaminates out of the scrap that is coming down stream in the reclaimed scrap steel and iron. It requires multiple firings to float off the undesirable materials. I would imagine the other foundrys are having similar problems.

I would suggest you try and season the piece with 100% bees wax. I have had excellent results with this method. All that is needed is to heat the piece very hot on the home stove and melt enough wax to coat it. I simply use a large wad of paper towel and coat inside and out.

I took this

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in 2 coats

the second time I used it ,I fried 2 eggs in it just to see if I could. They skated around the pan without a care.
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Re: Camp Chef pizza iron?

Postby rmcelroy » Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:38 pm

Thanks guys, I'll go beeswax first and sand later if mine is in to bad of shape.
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Re: Camp Chef pizza iron?

Postby bobhenry » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:07 pm

Post back and let us know what your results were !
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Re: Camp Chef pizza iron?

Postby KCStudly » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:14 pm

In case you haven't read the related posts on bee's wax seasoning, make sure you use 100/ct pure bee's wax, no paraffin or other fillers.
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Re: Camp Chef pizza iron?

Postby rmcelroy » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:02 pm

Will do bob. I'll go read about bees wax, thanks for the heads up.
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