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Old 03-01-2017, 11:53 AM
M Garner M Garner is offline
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Default Seasoning With Crisbee

dose anyone here use crisbee to season with? is it worth it over anything else?
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Old 03-01-2017, 02:48 PM
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I've used Crisbee quite a bit. As far as the actual seasoning goes, I don't think it does a better or worse job than anything else. It seems exactly the same to me as Crisco or other oils I've tried.

The one difference I have noticed is there is a reduction in odor when I put it in the oven to bake on the seasoning.
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Old 03-02-2017, 09:35 PM
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I've used Crisbee quite a bit. As far as the actual seasoning goes, I don't think it does a better or worse job than anything else. It seems exactly the same to me as Crisco or other oils I've tried.

The one difference I have noticed is there is a reduction in odor when I put it in the oven to bake on the seasoning.
This is a good review. I've used Crisbee for a while now and its nice that it doesn't smell up the house. My seasoning hasn't experienced any flaking or chipping and i've been using it for over a year. It's good stuff.
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Old 03-02-2017, 09:56 PM
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I just bought some recently to try out. I agree, it doesn't seem to be any better or worse. Could be my imagination, but the pieces feel like a new car after getting a wax job. Smooth and slippery. Is that due to the bees wax? Or my imagination, knowing there is bees wax in there. As for looks, no difference.

I haven't used it yet on a skillet I use. So I'm not sure about how it holds up under cooking conditions.

I think I still prefer Crisco or lard. What can I say? I still put peanuts in my Coke, too.
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Old 03-02-2017, 11:30 PM
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I'm excited to try their Larbee blend, which is a blend of beeswax and leaf lard. Their normal recipe is a beeswax, soybean oil and palm oil blend. I wonder if there will be any noticeable difference.
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Old 03-03-2017, 12:53 PM
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I've used it with success and it works. I won't say it is the greatest, but it does work well and easy to apply. I like it for the beeswax content because beeswax naturally won't go rancid like other veg/animal fats. And because I use all of my old iron and my collection is growing, a piece of iron may go days or weeks without being used.
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Old 03-03-2017, 01:48 PM
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I've used it with success and it works. I won't say it is the greatest, but it does work well and easy to apply. I like it for the beeswax content because beeswax naturally won't go rancid like other veg/animal fats. And because I use all of my old iron and my collection is growing, a piece of iron may go days or weeks without being used.
I'm failing to see the logic here, EdP. I would certainly agree that beeswax doesn't go rancid, but since Crisbee has more than just beeswax in it, what's to stop it from going rancid? Isn't "seasoning," whether it's animal or vegetable fat pretty much just carbon anyway? So what is there to go rancid? And how does the addition of a little beeswax stop it from going rancid?

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Old 03-03-2017, 02:05 PM
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I'm failing to see the logic here, EdP. I would certainly agree that beeswax doesn't go rancid, but since Crisbee has more than just beeswax in it, what's to stop it from going rancid? "Seasoning," whether it's animal or vegetable fat is pretty much just carbon anyway so what is there to go rancid? And how does the addition of a little beeswax stop it from going rancid?
Agreed. I have CI pieces in my basement that go nearly a year between uses. I've used iron that sat in a barn for years without the need for stripping or reseasoning. Never had anything go rancid.
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Old 03-03-2017, 02:13 PM
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I'm failing to see the logic here, EdP. I would certainly agree that beeswax doesn't go rancid, but since Crisbee has more than just beeswax in it, what's to stop it from going rancid? Isn't "seasoning," whether it's animal or vegetable fat pretty much just carbon anyway? So what is there to go rancid? And how does the addition of a little beeswax stop it from going rancid?
The logic is beeswax is the main ingredient. And, so far, no experience with rancidity on my Crisbee seasoned iron. I cannot explain it any simpler than that.
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Old 03-03-2017, 02:28 PM
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Completely polymerized oil shouldn't go rancid. If you bake whatever oil at a high enough temp long enough for it to become completely dry, not tacky or greasy feeling, and don't wipe any oil on for cosmetic effect, there shouldn't be a problem. For long term storage of collectible pans you don't intend to cook with, mineral oil is a good alternative. As to beeswax, since I don't cook with beeswax (who does?), I don't consider it something to season CI with.
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