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    Both flaxseed oil and linseed oil are extracted from seeds of the plant Linum usitatissimu. Flaxseed oil is pure and fit for human consumption; linseed oil goes through a refinement process and may contain additives that improve its paint-cleaning properties. Never drink linseed oil. Instructions on flaxseed oil packages will indicate if it is drinkable.
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    Soos ek verstaan is lynolie vir hout. Vir die pan is "Flax Seed Oil" die beste. Dit word droog op die pan soos lynolie op hout.

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    Dankie Bertus.

    Ek het nog meer oor die onderwerp gaan lees. Dit is maar dieselfde ding.

    Die een by die hardeware winkel is dalk net nie so geskik vir kosmaak nie.
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    Ek het so bietjie ekstra tyd beskikbaar om onderhoud aan my pan te doen.


    Ek het met die oorspronklike "seasoning" probeer kortpad vat. Ek het eers probeer om hom uit te bak op 'n warm gas brander. Olie was te dik en het toe 'n paar plekke gemaak waar dit begin afdop (flake) het. Net die derde (laaste) uitbak was in die Weber. Sien die fotos in die eerste paar posts.


    Vanogend toe skuur ek met 3M ScotchBrite. Al die ou swak plekke uitgeskuur. Ek moet s dat ek moes skuur om alles uit te kry. Toe lyk dit so:



    Lekker warm kole gemaak. Ek kon so 300 meet met my multimeter. Die Weber maak 'n lekker oond.

    Bak hom ondersebo. Dan loop die oortolligge olie af.



    Nou lyk my pan so:



    Ek het hom 3 keer uitgebak. 2 x met Avo olie en die laaste keer met Flax Seed olie. Ek kan regtig nie die verskil in resultaat sien nie. Dit is steeds my persoonlike mening dat die Avo olie beter is omdat dit eers by 'n hor temperatuur begin rook. Meer duursaam.
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    Gisteraand weer my gunsteling in die pan gehad. (2.7kg hoender. Lekker groot boude en vlerk. )
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    Moet net nie met seep was nie!

    Vee uit met papier terwyl dit nog effens warm is - niks meer nie!

    Ek het so 'n pan en dit is die beste pan, agv die dikte van die gietyster.
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    Ek was hom met warm water en seep. Sagte lap. Geen probleem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KobusDJ View Post
    Ek was hom met warm water en seep. Sagte lap. Geen probleem.
    Vergeet die seep......
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    I can't seem to get my skillet smooth, is it used too little? Or is it that I wash it with soap afterwards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morne - Skip View Post
    I can't seem to get my skillet smooth, is it used too little? Or is it that I wash it with soap afterwards?
    Washing it with soap destroys the patina which results from leaving a very thin layer of oil/fat on the cast iron. Only ever wash a cast iron pan with hot water, nothing else. If you have to get rid of crusted burnt food, chuck some coarse salt on with a bit of water and gently rub it until it comes off.
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    It seems like I have a fairly durable layer on my skillet. Washing it with warm water and soap does nothing to the coating. I don't even apply a layer if oil after cleaning. There is no way for the cast iron to rust with that coating.

    Before every 5th or 6th use I apply a thin layer of avo oil and heat it up past smoking point until the oil dries up. Brand new layer.
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    Shoooo there are quite a few myths on this thread

    Soap on a Cast Iron(when seasoned properly):

    Seasoning is actually not a thin layer of oil, it's a thin layer of polymerized oil, a key distinction. In a properly seasoned cast iron pan, one that has been rubbed with oil and heated repeatedly, the oil has already broken down into a plastic-like substance that has bonded to the surface of the metal. This is what gives well-seasoned cast iron its non-stick properties, and as the material is no longer actually an oil, the surfactants in dish soap should not affect it. You usually don't need soap anyway but if you do it's fine. The one thing you shouldn't do? Let it soak in the sink. Try to minimize the time it takes from when you start cleaning to when you dry and re-season your pan.

    Seasoning:

    Flaxseed - Can be used but is very expensive and is considered an oil that "drys hard" making it more likely to flake off at some stage, more than some other oils.

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    Default Re: Gietysterpan / Cast Iron Skillet

    What I actually wanted to ask....can somebody recommend a middle tier range of cast iron skillets? Something below the price range of Lodge, maybe around R500 a pan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ SA View Post
    What I actually wanted to ask....can somebody recommend a middle tier range of cast iron skillets? Something below the price range of Lodge, maybe around R500 a pan?
    My wife bought me a set of skillets, big, med and 2 egg tiny. From Game believe it or not. Think she paid 750, but this was like 3 years ago. Works a treat, only gripe is the handles are a tad short.

    Will edit my post as soon as I get home with make and photo
    Edit - bottom of pan says mainstays
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    Im not sure if it was this thread, or a potjie thread, but somewhere someone mentioned that I should just wash my skillet with warm water and a lappie, don't bring soap near it. (I mentioned that the surface wasn't smooth, it kept its rough texture.)

    Well thanks, my skillet is coming along nice, and in the beginning it was a scrubbing mess, now it cleans like a non stick pan with only a lappie and warm water. Great advice. Click image for larger version. 

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    The power of a lappie.

    Isn't it fantastic when the egg slides right out?
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    This thread inspired me to do the same with mine.
    Got a brand new cast iron pan as a present
    and have been staring at it for 6 months.

    Today my garden engineer took the grinder with a flap disc and sanded it a smooth as a babys backside.

    I then baked it with grapeseed oil for 40 mins and the photo below shows the end result..

    How do I get so black and shiny as in the posts above? Bake for longer? Repeat the process a few times?
    I use my gas weber and get the braai up to 250 to 275 degrees celsius .
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    Never wash with soap, or scour.
    Wipe with vegetable oil.
    Patience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by propofol View Post
    This thread inspired me to do the same with mine.
    Got a brand new cast iron pan as a present
    and have been staring at it for 6 months.

    Today my garden engineer took the grinder with a flap disc and sanded it a smooth as a babys backside.

    I then baked it with grapeseed oil for 40 mins and the photo below shows the end result..

    How do I get so black and shiny as in the posts above? Bake for longer? Repeat the process a few times?
    I use my gas weber and get the braai up to 250 to 275 degrees celsius .
    Just use it, clean with lappie and hot water . . . It will get there on its own

    Before i put mine away, i spray some spray and cook on, just a little, it got mine to the desired "look and cook" faster

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    It is a patina that comes from use. It will happen by itself. Cast iron wants to be used regularly. After each use oil it very lightly. A bit of oil on a paper towel will do. You don't want to add too much oil as it will become gummy and come off in frummels when you want to use it again. Just an extremely thin seal against oxidation.

    The more you use it, the better the polymer forms until it has the look. Enjoy your Saturday bacon and egg breakfast and watch the magic happen.
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    I have a nice old cast iron that I made nice again, but I hate washing stuff by hand, so it rarely gets used...

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