My Mom's chruściki (rozetki) iron is about 50 years old. The batter is sticking to it and doesn't release easily now. How can I recondition it?
I picked up a new one (aluminum!) but it’s not the same. I’d like to get the old one working again. It weighs 39 grams, compared to the new one’s 24. Since the new one is thinner, 50% makes sense for the difference in mass, with them being the same density.
I think the old one needs to be cleaned, since it’s discolored on the sides. The new one worked out of the box. So what can remove the staining?
I had assumed that it was cast iron, but comparing the weight against the new one, I'm not sure. I suspect it’s aluminum too.