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Old 03-24-2020, 07:44 PM
WallyF WallyF is offline
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Default Cleaning/seasoning These Waffle Iron Paddles

Picked up this waffle iron over the weekend. It has a high base. I'm still trying to remove the Japan blacking (think that is what it is called).

Anyone have a process for getting inside and seasoning the coil part of the handle?

https://i.imgur.com/vB5S7qM.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/js8vwa9.jpg

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Wally
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Old 03-25-2020, 02:35 PM
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Default Re: Cleaning/seasoning These Waffle Iron Paddles

No secret....Just use a long bristle wire brush and remove as much grime/rust as possible. Attached is a photo of one I just seasoned a few weeks back. Once clean use a soft bristle tooth brush to get your seasoning evenly coated between the coils as much as possible. I have an air compressor that I use to blow as much of the seasoning oil out of the coils so that it doesn't puddle while in the oven leaving a baked on sticky finish at the bottom side of the coils.
The coils will come off (difficult at best most times) but I've found it easier to just leave in place and scrub away as much stuff as you can.
Good luck.
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Old 03-28-2020, 01:37 PM
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MD,

Thanks. It is a help. Also going to see whether I can find pipe cleaners to get into some of the small spaces.

Wally
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Old 03-28-2020, 05:44 PM
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MD,

Thanks. It is a help. Also going to see whether I can find pipe cleaners to get into some of the small spaces.

Wally
Q-Tips work well also.
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Old 03-31-2020, 04:23 PM
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Default Re: Cleaning/seasoning These Waffle Iron Paddles

I just did a set of heart and star paddles with that style handle (first ones I've ever had with that style coil handle)... I removed them. They were a little rusty but it looked like they had been chrome at one point... so I soaked them in a cup of evaporust overnight, took them out and washed them off, then shined them up with fine steel wool and some chrome polish.

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Old 03-31-2020, 05:32 PM
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D,

Looks very nice. How difficult was it to remove the coils?
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