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bees wax and seasoning cast

PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:49 am
by slowcowboy
just want to say thumbs up to the bees wax method of seasoning............I am probably done with pam or cooking sprays............low heat and rub on a coat of 100 percent bees wax and go to frying eggs......... :thumbsup:

slowcowboy

Re: bees wax and seasoning cast

PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:53 am
by bobhenry
:thumbsup:

Re: bees wax and seasoning cast

PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:41 pm
by Woodbutcher
I just did a few pans with Bees wax. It does smoke up the kitchen for awhile.

Re: bees wax and seasoning cast

PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:15 am
by bobhenry
Steve; You got it way too hot. Unlike other weld it on seasoning methods all you really have to do is simply coat the pan. If you find the high heat method didn't get the results you wanted try again. This time just get the iron good and warm and as the wax melts simply spread it with a paper towel to coat evenly.Don't forget the outside as well. However please let us know the results of the high heat method I am curious.

Re: bees wax and seasoning cast

PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:23 am
by Woodbutcher
Bob, I was taught with a high heat. To melt in the wax, and slowly continue wiping as it gets hotter and hotter till it's completely clean of visible wax. The whole process is only a few minutes. I don't know which method is best, because I have only done high heat. Maybe someone else will join in with their experience.

Re: bees wax and seasoning cast

PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:39 am
by Redneck Teepee
I was taught that high heat opens the "pores" of the pan a little wider to help seal tighter when it cools down trapping whatever material you are seasoning with.
I have never tried the bees wax method, I just use oil and salt, grind it in when good and hot, let it cool then wipe clean. Works, and has worked for years for me.

I cook almost exclusively with cast iron at home and camping, and really do not have to re-season that often, I always dry my pans over heat/burner and wipe my pans down with a light oil film after they are dry. :thumbsup:

Re: bees wax and seasoning cast

PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:40 am
by felixx
I tried the beeswax
High heat method
It worked well

Re: bees wax and seasoning cast

PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:42 am
by slowcowboy
I almost had a house fire............slow likes the low heat method similar to bobs.........slow