Working with local Hawkes Bay bee apiarists Dee's Bees we have developed our own special blend of beeswax based cast iron seasoning.
Beeswax is hydrophobic, meaning it repels water, unlike oil based seasoning which can absorb moisture and become sticky during long storage periods . Applying a thin coat to your cast iron skillet after use will maintain that non-stick seasoning you get with cast iron while repelling moisture during storage and preventing rust.
Made in New Zealand from 100% local ingredients, our seasoning supports local industries and is certified 100% organic.
By using beeswax when seasoning a cast iron pan, a thinner coat can be applied than when using oils so you can also avoid the smell and smoke created from using oil based products such as flaxseed oil or olive oil.
100% Organic New Zealand Beeswax and Oils
Palm Oil Free
High smoke point 204.4 C (400F)
With care and good maintenance you will get a life time of use from your cast iron cookware
We recommend using beeswax for maintaining or repairing damaged cast iron fry pans and your UPAN.
Follow the link below to see our recommendations on how to season and maintain your cast iron
The seasoned finish on the UPAN is 100% flaxseed oil that is been heated to 800c. This bonds it to the cast iron to form a natural non-stick coating free off PFAS (poly-fluoroalkyl substances). For more information about seasoned cast iron cookware and how to repair and maintain the surface follow our blog here link Cast iron care and maintenance
The design of the UPAN concentrates the heat to a central point, which makes it ideal for cooking bacon and the curved surface will allow you to sear meatballs evenly all the way around. Watch our two videos on cooking Crispy Bacon and Meatballs