Walrus Oil Cast Iron Oil
CAST IRON OIL THAT EASILY RESTORES AND MAINTAINS ANTIQUE CAST IRON COOKWARE
Cast iron pots and pans rank among the most enduring cooking tools, capable of withstanding considerable use and abuse while being passed down through generations when properly cared for. Even antique cast iron cookware discovered in shops can be easily restored for daily use, offering both cost-efficiency and environmental sustainability. Walrus Oil Cast Iron Oil features a straightforward formulation, made of polymerizing Safflower Oil and plant-derived Vitamin E. This specific Safflower Oil variant boasts an exceptional combination of a high smoke point and thin viscosity, making it the optimal choice for seasoning cast iron. Its ability to penetrate the metal effortlessly and develop durable layers over time, even when applied without oven heat, sets it apart. Application is a breeze – simply apply a thin coat to all surfaces to prevent rust and reinforce the surface as it continues to be used.
Available Sizes: 8 oz.
Ingredients: Safflower Oil, Plant-Derived Vitamin E.
Project Ideas: Restoring Antique Cast Iron, Maintaining New Cast Iron, Preventing Rust on Cast Iron Tools and Hardware.
Heat Seasoning Recommendations
Walrus Oil Cast Iron Oil is made with polymerizing Safflower Oil. Since it is able to cure to cast iron even when applied without heat, it can season cast iron without extreme heat and prolonged periods of bake time. In most cases, it takes an hour or less and no more than 450 Degrees Fahrenheit to season cast iron with Walrus Oil Cast Iron Oil.
Heat Seasoning Steps
1. Clean Cast Iron and Oven of Food Debris
This will help prevent excessive smoke and fire risk.
2. Preheat Oven to 375 – 450 Degrees Fahrenheit
400 is the most ideal temperature. You may see light smoking between 425 – 450 degrees. DO NOT heat above 450 degrees.
3. Wipe on a Thin Coat of Cast Iron Oil
Make sure there’s no standing oil on pan, a thin coat is all that’s needed. Too much oil can cause excessive smoking and heavy oil dripping.
4. Bake the Cast Iron
When oven is fully heated, on the bottom rack place an old cookie sheet to catch any oil that may drip off cast iron. On the middle rack, place the oiled cast iron dish side down. Let it bake between 30 minutes to 1 hour. Crack the oven door open during entire bake time. Closely monitor for safety.
5. Cool Down
Once desired bake time has past, you may simply turn off oven and leave cast iron in the oven, or you may pull it out and place it on a hot-safe surface, such as a wooden cutting board. Surface may feel a bit sticky, if so, wipe on a fresh coat of Cast Iron Oil.
6. Post Maintenance
Apply a fresh coat of Cast Iron Oil after cooking food and cleaning it.
Repeat Steps 1 – 5 as needed.
When heat seasoning cast iron, always use the same caution as you would when cooking food, have a fire extinguisher on hand, and closely monitor the oven for heavy smoke and/or flames. If heavy smoke or flames of any kind are visible, turn off oven immediately, and close door tightly to cut off any oxygen that could feed flames. Follow product instructions closely for the best and safest results.