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    Default Jaffel Irons: Stop Sticking

    Right, had I tried a Jaffel iron pre-1994, I am convinced that my citizenship would have been revoked.

    I bought a Jaffel iron, circa 2020, the 3 Jaffel type. Used it once and swore never again. I didnt burn the Jaffels, but the bread stuck to the iron itself and created a hang of a mess. I buttered the outside of the bread as one might for a toasted. So what is the best method for preventing Jaffels from sticking. I want to give it a go again today.
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    Default Re: Jaffel Irons: Stop Sticking

    With mine I just use Spray&Cook, bit of butter on outside of sarmie, turn frequently.
    Sometimes the edges burn, where bits of the sarmie sticks out. if gas flame is to high, then they stick, just use a knife to pry the bread loose.

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    Default Re: Jaffel Irons: Stop Sticking

    I would also like to know what cause the sticking. No sticking with the cast iron one that we have. We tried a friend’s aluminium one over the holiday and had endless sticking problems. We eventually stopped using the aluminium one.
    The breads seem to burn black immediately. Bread was buttered on the outside. Also oiled the pan with olive oil. Played with the heat and still no success.
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    Default Re: Jaffel Irons: Stop Sticking

    Get it hot first, then a bit of spray and cook, then place sarmies inside and toast.
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    Default Re: Jaffel Irons: Stop Sticking

    Aluminium ones get hot much faster than cast ones. So you to hold back on the heat with Aluminium. Spray and cook with butter outside. Preferably not light margarine.

    The more you use the iron the better it gets. Wash with soap and water only. No scouring.

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    Default Re: Jaffel Irons: Stop Sticking

    Quote Originally Posted by Ooba View Post
    Get it hot first, then a bit of spray and cook, then place sarmies inside and toast.
    Do not use low fat butter or margarine

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    Default Re: Jaffel Irons: Stop Sticking

    Quote Originally Posted by LandyLove View Post
    Aluminium ones get hot much faster than cast ones. So you to hold back on the heat with Aluminium. Spray and cook with butter outside. Preferably not light margarine.

    The more you use the iron the better it gets. Wash with soap and water only. No scouring.
    Sounds like it gets seasoned over time the same as a good potjie (well the cast iron ones any way).


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    Default Re: Jaffel Irons: Stop Sticking

    Try lower temperature (over and above tips already posted).
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    Default Re: Jaffel Irons: Stop Sticking

    Quote Originally Posted by 4ePajero View Post
    Try lower temperature (over and above tips already posted).
    Very true. I also spray some Spray&Cook every third Jaffle or so.

    Hate the Aluminium ones though. Can't come right with them.
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    Default Re: Jaffel Irons: Stop Sticking

    Okay, maybe its the aluminium.

    Thanks for all the replies gents
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    Default Re: Jaffel Irons: Stop Sticking

    I am sure I do not have to school anybody here, in the making of Braaibroodjies.

    Well I use toeknyp roosters when braaing. And you can identify a rookie braaier by the way his braaibroodjies sticks to the grid.

    You never close a toeknyp rooster on braaibroodjies and lock the handles with the bracket. That is a sure way to make it stick to the grid.

    You only close it lightly and keep it lightly closed with your hands only. You turn the braaibroodjies regularly to keep it from
    burning and always open the top grid, every time after turning, to keep the braaibroodjie from sticking to the grid. And this work well for me. And I very seldom put butter on the outside of the braaibroodjies.

    Now I suspect it is the same with Jaffels.

    Obviousely, you have to clamp it firmly the first time in order to seal the Jaffel, but thereafter, it might help to open it on a regular bases to help prevent sticking. And sommer inspecting how far the are from ready.

    I have notice that my wise old mother as well as my wife, opens the Jaffel pan regularly to inspect the condition of the Jaffel in order not to burn them. And I am suspecting that this helps a lot for preventing them from sticking.

    I suspect that it is the high moisture content in loafs of bread these days that are the cause for this stickiness to the Jaffel pan or braai grid. Even more so when you clamp them too tight.

    But then, I might have it tatally wrong.
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    Default Re: Jaffel Irons: Stop Sticking

    Quote Originally Posted by Estee View Post
    Right, had I tried a Jaffel iron pre-1994, I am convinced that my citizenship would have been revoked.

    I bought a Jaffel iron, circa 2020, the 3 Jaffel type. Used it once and swore never again. I didnt burn the Jaffels, but the bread stuck to the iron itself and created a hang of a mess. I buttered the outside of the bread as one might for a toasted. So what is the best method for preventing Jaffels from sticking. I want to give it a go again today.

    Just in case you were wondering (and to protect your citizenship.. ), the Afrikaans for a Jaffle is a Knypkoek. Direct translation: Pinch cake.
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    Default Re: Jaffel Irons: Stop Sticking

    I do not open it until it is light brown. Little bit of practice/experience and you will get it right. It is like trying to turn over a pannekoek or plaatkoekie before it is slightly brown - it sicks to the pan.

    To burn it in I will do the following. Few slices of bread without filling. Butter outside. Into Jaffel Iron at low/medium heat. Leave it in there for a few minutes. Do not open until the end of the few minutes. (If the smoke comes out it was too long ). Turn over and do the other side. Open. You want a dark brown crust. If there is no crust, it will stick. (Soos 'n rou pannekoek.) Repeat a few times. It will also give you the chance to get to know the timing and heat settings for the best results. Now do the same with the filling inside. Shorten the time for the brownness of your liking.
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    Default Re: Jaffel Irons: Stop Sticking

    Quote Originally Posted by Uys View Post
    .... the Afrikaans for a Jaffle is a Knypkoek.....
    Dit is debatteerbaar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uys View Post
    Just in case you were wondering (and to protect your citizenship.. ), the Afrikaans for a Jaffle is a Knypkoek. Direct translation: Pinch cake.
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    Default Re: Jaffel Irons: Stop Sticking

    Have a practically ancient jaffel maker here, probably exceedng 50 years old. Its actually made from cast aluminium, but comparing it to these modern aluminium ones, the quality of aluminium used today is nasty, probably a low % aluminium and the rest is whatever other bits & bobs of metal sommer mixed it, obviously to make it cheaper.

    I lightly butter the bread on the outside, then spray & cook the jaffel maker, then put it on gas stove to warm up properly for the first one. Then, leave on a side for about 4 or 5 minutes, turning it then slowly open one side and see if it sticks and obvioulsy to see how brown the bread has become. Too much heat and the bread burns easily. It gets easier from number 2 onwards, as the machine is nice and warm, then I dont use spray and cook no more.

    I guess practice makes perfect, I have had many f...ups before, so it happens.
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    Default Re: Jaffel Irons: Stop Sticking

    Quote Originally Posted by Estee View Post
    Okay, maybe its the aluminium.

    Thanks for all the replies gents
    Season it properly, just like you would with cast iron, and it'll work like a bomb...

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    Never try washing the coating off.
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    Default Re: Jaffel Irons: Stop Sticking

    @estee So are we going to see the jaffel iron on a trade thread today or you making some more?

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    Default Re: Jaffel Irons: Stop Sticking

    Quote Originally Posted by LandyLove View Post
    @estee So are we going to see the jaffel iron on a trade thread today or you making some more?
    The First Wife, in her infinite wisdom, decided that we should have Banjara instead, so who was I to argue (she probably remembered the last time I tried Jaffels in this disting)

    Even the hoond took off and cowered under the table.

    But....................... this evening is another day

    So, maybe tomorrow; ''Jaffel Iron, used twice'', along with a Fly Fishing Net I bought 30 odd years ago and have never had to use. Maybe, buy the Net and get a free Jaffel Iron

    Thanks again guys, for all the tips and pointers. My daughter, Attila The Honey, suggests Mayo on the outside
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