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Sep 17th, 2021 at 6:53pm

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Hello trying to find out how and the best way to preserve campovens please
These were left to me by my father
 
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Reply #1 - Sep 17th, 2021 at 8:55pm

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Molasses or Electrolysis to get the rust off , then season them , after seasoning a light coat of oil and they should stay shiny n black for years.
Looks like you have a couple of 8 or 9 inch ovens there , probably worth way more than you might think.
There are links around the forum that tell you how to do both Molasses and the Electrolysis things, The photos are gone from the one I did on Molasses, but you should still get the gist from the written bit.
Others will probably be along to tell you more soon.
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Reply #2 - Sep 18th, 2021 at 7:41am

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Use a vegetable oil I normally just grab my sunflower oil I use in bread making. It is close and handy. Nice set of ovens.
 
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Reply #3 - Sep 18th, 2021 at 11:16am

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Ive yet to see an evidence that one type of fat or oil works any better than another when it comes to long term quality seasoning. Ones with a low smoke point do make the job easier and faster when first seasoning from my experience.
 
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Reply #4 - Sep 18th, 2021 at 8:18pm

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I think Rory has it covered.  The molasses treatment certainly works.

As for value, do a search on eBay for sold items to see what they go for.

Some nice cast iron there for sure.
 

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