1)I would love to know a little more information about Yotul cookie and waffle presses. There seems to be scant historical production information about these.
2)I recently bought a Yotul cookie press. The seller listed it as cast iron but there seems to be some sort of coating on it. It looked dark and it does not even rust after being washed but not wiped for long periods, when other cast iron pan would have rusted. Does anyone have information on this line? Yotul apparently discountinued making the cookies presses and the company is located in Norway and it seems to mainly make stoves now.
I have read that in the 1980's some cast iron makers begin to coat their ware with silicon(or silicone). Wondering if anyone here can shed some light about whether Yotul used coating on their cookie presses. And if Silicone coating is used, is there anyway to clean it off? I have read that lye cleans grease and rust. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Also, does anyone know when coating was added to the production?