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Seasoning Cast Iron with Bee's Wax

 
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There are many great threads and discussions on this site regarding cast iron and its 'care and feeding'...
But I don't recall ever reading about using bee's wax as a seasoning agent.

Here's a video link to the process:


Does anyone here do this? What do you think of the results?
 
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Beeswax is a good coating for ferrous metals. It prevents rust, doesn't rub off easily, is self-healing, isn't greasy, and allows the natural look of the metal to remain. It is particularly useful to finish/protect forged finishes on items and to protect ax heads in use. I'm sure it would work to season cookware, but I would consider it too valuable of a commodity to use for such a purpose when cheaper cooking oils will do just fine, especially when the oils are going in the pan anyway. I think many people overthink seasoning cast iron. The best way I've found is to simply use it, and don't over clean it.
 
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Sounds like a great way to preserve a wall hanger, but I agree it's probably overkill for a daily use pan.
 
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