How To Season Your Krampouz Liege Waffle Iron

Krampouz is renowned for its superior quality commercial waffle makers in professional kitchens around the world. Founded in 1949 in Brittany, France, the company offers products that are sold and locally supported (parts & service) in over 150 countries, including the United States and Canada.

Krampouz manufactures a series of professional-grade cast iron Liege waffle makers that are among the best in its category. The patented Easy Clean System is a breakthrough in the waffle market, simplifying the dismantling and cleaning of the iron. Krampouz products are certified to meet the highest industry standards and regulations, which means excellent results, particularly in an exacting, professional setting.

Krampouz WECDHAAS 4″ x 7″ Liege-Style Single Belgian Waffle Maker – 120V, 1440W
$ 869

For customers who have purchased or are planning to purchase a Krampouz Liege waffle iron, we’ve put together a guide to help you season the cast iron so waffles will turn out a perfect golden color, the sugar pearls will caramelize perfectly and baked goods will lift easily without sticking to the plates.

  1. Plug in the waffle iron, open it and set the thermostat to 300°C. Leave it to heat for 30 minutes.
  2. Then lower the thermostat to 270°C. Wait for 5 minutes to allow the temperature to come down a touch. Leave the waffle iron at this temperature (270°C) throughout the following steps.
  3. Using a brush, carefully apply a fine coat of frying oil to all the blocks and in the bottom of the grooves. Avoid pooling excess oil in the grooves of the waffle plates (if necessary, use a dry brush for even application). Leave this first layer to cook thoroughly for 10 minutes.
  4. Apply a second layer of seasoning in the same manner as the previous step. Wait another 10 minutes then turn off the waffle iron. Use frying oil with no other ingredients for the seasoning process.

Successful seasoning should result in a chestnut-colored surface (dark brown) resembling a varnish. Be sure to avoid using cooking sprays for the seasoning process.

Have a question about the process? Leave a comment or contact us at info [@] with your questions. Happy Baking!

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  1. Tammy Reynolds says

    So after the seasoning process how do you clean the melted sugar off the iron without ruining your seasoned surface? Or do you just have to keep seasoning the iron whenever you clean? My iron was so dirty when I bought it used I had to clean it in my self cleaning oven.

    • Lisa at Waffle Pantry says

      Hi Tammy! We recommend using a mixture of water and potato starch to clean your iron. Combine one cup of potato starch with three cups of water, pour it into your waffle iron and let it sit for 4 to 5 minutes. The iron remains hot and should stay open during this time. The liquid solution should turn into a jelly type of a texture, which you can lift out in one piece from your iron using a fork. This method works like magic and scrapes all residues from your iron. Feel free to decrease the content of water or alternatively increase the potato starch content in case you have difficulties in removing the jelly type texture in one piece. You should be able to re-season your iron if your cooking surface turns dry over time.

      Do let us know if you have any other questions. 🙂

  2. Kate says

    What’s the best way to keep the iron clean when you’re waffling a bunch of them at a time? If I’m making more than a dozen, the sugar starts to burn and leaves dark brown/burnt bits on the waffles. We’ve been using a rubber spatula to clean in between waffles, but is there a better way?

    • Lisa at Waffle Pantry says

      Hi Kate, that’s a great question. It is important to clean the build up of sugar out of the iron as it will otherwise create an unpleasant taste to your upcoming batches. One of the easiest and most effective methods to clean the iron is to use the potato starch solution mentioned in my reply to Tammy above. Another preventive care method is to use a moist fiber towel and wipe any sugar residues out of your iron after each batch of waffles. When you take out the baked waffle the iron, the sugar will still be hot and caramelized and it will be at this time when it is easiest to clean before it turns hard. I hope all of this helps, please let us know if you have any further questions.

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