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OT - Walmart Score

Could not pass up this 17" Blackstone today.  Online price said $51.83, but when I got to Wally World it was $49 even.  After missing out on a $40 lightly used 36" on Craigslist by 10 minutes a few weeks ago, I feel slightly better.  Started seasoning with flax seed oil and hoping it turns out ok.  My last year of coaching rec football starts Monday so not sure if I'll be able to fire it up before next weekend.
St. Mary's, GA

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  • I'd be careful using flaxseed oil to season that. If I remember correctly there were several people around here who did that and the seasoning began to chip and flake off, causing them to have to reseason the griddletop. For what it's worth I used veggie oil and then cooked up a pile of bacon and mine came out great!

    Enjoy, that's a nice little cooker you just picked up!
  • I'd be careful using flaxseed oil to season that. If I remember correctly there were several people around here who did that and the seasoning began to chip and flake off, causing them to have to reseason the griddletop. For what it's worth I used veggie oil and then cooked up a pile of bacon and mine came out great!

    Enjoy, that's a nice little cooker you just picked up!
    I used flaxseed oil on some nice cast iron many months ago and it did indeed flake like crazy. It's Crisco from now on.
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,347
    Like above, Crisco or grape seed seems to work for me, flax not so much. 
    Delta B.C. - Move over coffee, this is job for alcohol!
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,111
    Like above, Crisco or grape seed seems to work for me, flax not so much. 
    +1. I've tried flaxseed oil to season my CI (multiple times) and it always sort of flaked off. I found that lard, crisco, bacon, or grapeseed oil (in that order) work best. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • Well now y'all tell me!  =)  I'll keep an eye on it and if it starts flaking ill reseason with something else.   
    St. Mary's, GA
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,044
    edited August 2017
    I think it was a suggestion from @fishlessman so I went to Aldi and sought out their cheapest bacon with the least meat so that was a lot of fat. Used that on medium heat using tongs to swab my 17". Threw away that crappy bacon, but it sure did the trick. After that every use just seasons it more and more.
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 11,919
    I used flax seed oil twice. First time and last time. That stuff is terrible. 
  • johnnypjohnnyp Posts: 2,902

    you guys make me want a tabletop blackstone

    XL & MM BGE, 36" Blackstone - Newport News, VA
  • DuckDogDrDuckDogDr Posts: 691
    @SouthGaSmoker that's a good deal.. I'm happy for you but Walmart will never get another penny from me. About 4-5 years ago they tried to pass legislation against all veterinarians in the country so f€($ them 
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