stopping camp ovens jaffle irons rusting

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Hello All, I am wondering what people use to stop camp ovens and jaffle irons from rusting?

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Reply By: Member - Donks1 (NSW) - Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 20:14

Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 20:14
I've had mine for about 10 years. No rust yet...

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Reply By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 20:19

Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 20:19
Just a very light smear of canola or peanut oil wiped over wthe surface after you have washed them will be fine. Gnerally rust isn't an issue however.
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Reply By: hiluxcab - Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 20:23

Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 20:23
I clean mine with hot water only no soap then reheat and wipe out with vegetable oil
cheers craig
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 20:28

Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 20:28
I agree with the above.....although as far as the jaffle iron goes, we simply don't bother cleaning it at all. It just goes back in the camper's boot ready for next time.

The camp oven....if it's been used for a stew or similar, I generally put a small amount of water in the bottom, place it back on the side of the fire and let it heat up until the water is warm, swill it around and wipe out with paper towel or even newspaper, continue to warm it up until it is totally dry....then cool it and wipe the inside with a small amount of cooking oil. Don't wash the outside at all.
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Follow Up By: Atta Boy Luther - Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 21:28

Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 21:28
Agree :)
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Follow Up By: Member - Cram (Newcastle NSW) - Saturday, Jun 06, 2009 at 17:42

Saturday, Jun 06, 2009 at 17:42
Agree too.... and definitely no soapy water.
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Reply By: Members Paul and Melissa (VIC) - Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 20:33

Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 20:33
After a wash i hit them with cooking/canola spray and stick em back in their bags
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Reply By: tim_c - Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 20:37

Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 20:37
It's best if you can avoid using detergents to clean them as detergents remove all oil/grease. The oil/grease prevents rusting. If you must use detergent to clean, re-oil afterwards.
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Reply By: Member - Old Girl (QLD) - Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 21:53

Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 21:53
Extra virgin olive oil spray. Never had a problem. Ours are over 12years old. we also use a enviro bag from woolies to put them in and tie a knot with the handles to keep the lid from coming ajar.
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Reply By: Member - Brian R (WA) - Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 22:19

Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 22:19
Any of the above would be OK....make su cool before putting it back in a bag

good cookin
Brian
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Reply By: BenDiD - Saturday, Jun 06, 2009 at 01:54

Saturday, Jun 06, 2009 at 01:54
If it's rusting after use it sounds like it needs to be seasoned again. When you do try and get a bit more heat and oil into the camp oven and jaffle iron than you did last time.

The method I use is to scrub any rust off with with steel wool and NO detergent. Then heat them on the stove, BBQ or in the oven at a low heat (low flame or 120 degrees). I then pour a shallow amount of canola oil into the oven and upturned lid and put back on the bbq or in the oven and leave for a good while (45mins - 1 hr). I use paper towels to wipe as much oil as I can onto the other parts and put them on the low heat also. When cool the surface should be dry and non stick. After the next use it goes the great black colour.

As everyone else has said I just wipe any food off with a wet paper towel. A bit of hot water helps shift anything stubborn or steel wool if you're really stuck.

good luck

cheers

ben
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Reply By: Louie the fly (SA) - Saturday, Jun 06, 2009 at 09:45

Saturday, Jun 06, 2009 at 09:45
If you're worried about the outside looking crappy you can get some goo that you put on solid electric hotplates to keep them looking new. Can't remember what it's called though.

Louie
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