Sixkids wrote:I haven't noticed any smoking using vegetable oil. I do notice a sort of smell that reminds me of cooking pancakes!! It really doesn't take long to 'coat ' the stove top. I did have the rest of our stove painted with stove paint to protect it.
I think the amount of smoke was only because I used the olive oil version. Even when I use the extra virgin olive oil from a bottle, I noticed it smokes more easily than other oils. And when it burns, not as pleasant a smell either.
Now, thanks to Wilson, I'm getting the parts that I've needed to finally be able to start to restore this range.
Like your range, vegetable oil top and high temp black paint for the rest of the exterior, is looking more like the route I'll take when I do the restoration.
Mostly my experiments now are to see how hot of a stove I can get away with oiling. I hate to have to wait until the rare times the stove is shut down to be able to clean and recoat the top.
Even if I have to have spare covers, I's and T's to recoat while cooler, then swap them with the ones needing cleaning and re-oiling.