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Black Leading a Stove

Old Apr 10th 2017, 10:18 am
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My grandmother used to have a couple of sayings concerning procrastination:
"This won't get the babies bathed" and "This won't get the stove black leaded".
She would have started off her married life with a coal burning, cast iron cooking range and the black leading was a regular chore to keep it spick & span.
I have been looking for some time for an equivalent product to black lead, to treat the hob surface of my woodburning cooking stove. I did try some stuff, Fényesítő, marketed by New Trade KFT. This was a powder you mix with water but it does not seem much good. If you touch the hob (when cold!) the black powder comes off on your fingers. Can anyone recommend a product for treating this hob?
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Originally Posted by fidobsa
My grandmother used to have a couple of sayings concerning procrastination:
"This won't get the babies bathed" and "This won't get the stove black leaded".
She would have started off her married life with a coal burning, cast iron cooking range and the black leading was a regular chore to keep it spick & span.
I have been looking for some time for an equivalent product to black lead, to treat the hob surface of my woodburning cooking stove. I did try some stuff, Fényesítő, marketed by New Trade KFT. This was a powder you mix with water but it does not seem much good. If you touch the hob (when cold!) the black powder comes off on your fingers. Can anyone recommend a product for treating this hob?
I have a wood burning cooking stove as well as a black wood burning stove in my living room. When I was having renovations done to the house some years ago, one of the workmen told me that all I need do with the hob surface was to wipe it down with cooking oil (sunflower) applied on a soft cloth. Seems to work quite well.
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OK I have now tried that and the house now smells like a chip shop!
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OK I have now tried that and the house now smells like a chip shop!
Yes........But does the stove look OK?
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A bit OT:

I still remmber that smell from my first visit to London as a student more than 50 years ago when a friend of mine bought fish and chips - wrapped in a newspaper ...
We looked at him incredulously!
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A bit OT:

I still remmber that smell from my first visit to London as a student more than 50 years ago when a friend of mine bought fish and chips - wrapped in a newspaper ...
We looked at him incredulously!
For those who don't know - newspaper was common wrapping for food items 50 years ago (my father used it in his butchers shop) but it was NEVER the primary wrapping, only the secondary layer.
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Originally Posted by Peter_in_Hungary
For those who don't know - newspaper was common wrapping for food items 50 years ago (my father used it in his butchers shop) but it was NEVER the primary wrapping, only the secondary layer.
and everyone saved their old newspapers to take to the chip shop so they could be recycled, banned now, so some chip shops buy in specially printed 'newspapers' with paper and ink that pass the food safety checks
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