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WELCOME TO IRON AGE RESTORATION

Cast Iron sales & service

 
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A PLACE WHERE YOU STILL MATTER!

Hi, Let me introduce myself, my name is Robert, a follower of The Way and steward of IAR. First and foremost I want to thank Abba Yahuah/Yahshuah (1Thes. 5:18) for blessing me with the opportunity to serve you (1 Peter 4:10). IAR was born out of good times (Phil. 4:4), bad times (Rom. 8:28), but most of all, Love (1John 4:7-11). In my humble opinion, that is what is missing today. Where is the Love, the compassion, the caring?

Are you tired of lousy customer service? Tired of being disrespected, looked down on, or being made to feel less than while dealing with employees at most business' these days?

Well, so am I! That's why at IAR, you are called family, because you still matter, deserve to be respected and are still always right!

When i was growing up and learning to be a man, I was taught the importance of great customer relations and great customer service. I was taught respect and taught that the customer is always right. I was taught to value the customer, because, without you, I wouldn't be here.

From the bottom of my heart, I want to say thank you to my family, friends, and you. Because It's you, who makes me, who I am. Thank you!

If you would like to become part of my family, treat yourself to some restored, new, vintage or antique cast iron cookware today or treat your cast iron cookware to a day at the spa. Exfoliating (cleaning) in the E-tank and tanning (seasoning) in the oven. Your family heirloom will come home refreshed, restored and ready for all of your cooking needs!

 

CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKETS

Come out and support your neighbors, friends and family and while you're at it, stop by and say Hi!

OJAI CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET

Open every Thursday 3:00pm-7:00pm
Rain or Shine
414 E Ojai Ave
Ojai, Ca.

SANTA PAULA CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET

Open every Friday 3:00pm-7:00pm
Rain or Shine
Santa Paula Train depot
E Santa Barbara St.
Santa Paula, Ca.

VENTURA CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET

Open every Saturday 8:30-12:00
Rain or Shine
City Parking Lot corner of
Santa Clara & Palm St.
Ventura, Ca.

 

GOT RUSTY IRON?

Cast Iron Restoration

Do you have any cast iron cookware that needs to be restored? Any that were so rusty and crusty that you thought they were ruined? Any that are serving time as a flower pot?  Any of Grandma's old iron?

Bring them back to life and start using your Iron as intended by having it restored.

I use an electrolysis tank to remove rust and old carbon build up. Then season with three coats of special seasoning. Your cookware will look and cook as good as new and you will also recieve info on how to use and maintain it.

$10 per pan plus $1 per size

Example- #8 skillet would cost $18

$10/pan $1/size

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TEFLON VS. CAST IRON?

 
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WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO?

The key to making cast iron cookware non-stick is to regularly season them. Seasoning of pans involves spreading a very thin layer of oil onto the pans then heating them up. The heating polymerizes the oil, creating a coating. The coating bonds to the surface of the cookware giving it, it's non-stick properties.

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WHAT IS PTFE & PFOA

PTFE stands for polytetrafluoroethylene and is a compound invented in the 1930's by Roy Plunket and trademarked as Teflon by DuPont, now owned by Monsanto.
PFOA stands for perfluorooctanoic acid and it is the main chemical component in PTFE (Teflon).

IS TEFLON SAFE

Despite their popularity, non-stick cookware have come under strict criticism over potential health risks. These concerns arise due to the presence of PFOA in the PTFE coating.

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The truth is, non-stick cookware is perfectly safe to use as long as they are used within their parameters. Overheating and cooking at extreme temperatures causes the breakdown of the PTFE. Heating the cookware up to temperatures above 500 degrees fahrenheit releases toxic and carcinogenic particles into the air.
The fact is, an empty non-stick skillet on the highest heat setting, takes just about two minutes to past 500 degrees F. Inhaling the toxic fumes leads to Polymer Fume Fever (Teflon flu). Symptoms of Teflon flu include fever, headache,chills and body aches.
These symptoms usually develop within ten minutes of exposure to the PFOA fumes, and the condition eases off between twelve hours and two days. In extreme cases, overheating Teflon up to 730 degrees F can cause lung damage.

 
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GET'N YOUR GRILL ON

Step 1 PREHEAT YOUR SKILLET

To ensure even heating, gradually preheat the cast iron skillet on a similar sized burner. Since cast iron holds heat well, it's not necessary to use a heat setting above medium. These steps help prevent food from sticking. Don't forget to use a hot handle oven mitt.

Step 2 ADD A LITTLE OIL

Once your pan is preheated, add a little oil or fat. Then simply add your food! (tip- If you want to use butter, start with oil, then add butter right before you add your food).

 

GET'N YOUR SCRUB ON

Step 1 WASH
Always wash your cast iron cookware by hand, never use a dishwasher. You can use a small amount of soap. If needed, use a pan scraper for stuck on food. For stubborn, stuck on food, simmer a little water for 3-5 minutes, then use the scraper after the pan has cooled.
Step 2 DRY
Remember, moisture is iron's enemy, dry promptly and thoroughly with a lint free cloth or paper towel. If you notice a little black residue on your towel, it's just seasoning (carbon) and is perfectly normal. You can also put your iron on the stove burner for a few minutes until no moisture remains.
Step 3 OIL
Rub a very light layer of cooking oil or cooking spray onto the surface of your cookware. Use a paper towel to wipe the surface until no oil residue remains. Doing this will prevent rust and give your pan an added layer of seasoning the next time it is heated up.

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DROP'N THE DIME

Do you have any suggestions or concerns? I’d love to hear from you - please message me and I will respond as soon I am able, thank you & have a blessed day!

PO BOX 425
Santa Paula, Ca. 93061

(805)665-7177

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