How to Season The Cast Iron Stuffed Waffle Iron
Seasoning is simply the process of baking a thin layer of oil onto the cast iron surface. It helps prevent food from sticking by filling in tiny gaps in porous cast iron. It also protects the metal by providing a rust- resistant coating. Re-season before first use, after continued heavy use, when food begins to stick to the pan, or if your pans become dull, grey, or rusty.
Follow the steps below to season your Stuffed Waffle Iron:
Remove any rust spots by rubbing a few drop of vinegar on them and then scouring the surface with a brush or steel wool.
Using dish soap and water, clean the pan surfaces. Thoroughly dry with a paper towel.
Place the pans in the oven and heat them for 20 minutes.
Remove pans from oven. Using a thin-bristled basting brush and wearing heat resistant gloves, apply just enough oil to the waffle grid surfaces to give them a slight sheen. Applying too much oil will cause the pans to get sticky. Wipe off any excess oil with a dry lint-free cloth or paper towel.
Place the pans back in the oven flat side up and bake for 1 hour at 500 °F (250 °C).
Turn off the oven and let the pans cool down inside for an additional hour.