How to maintain Corten steel

Corten steel is also known as weathering steel and is used for our Outdooroven and Outdooroven XL.This specific type of steel forms a thick layer of rust that helps your product protect itself against all weather types.

This page will give you all the necessary information on how to maintain Corten steel in order to enjoy your Outdooroven for as long as possible. 

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What is Corten steel?

The reason that our Outdoorovens are covered with a thick layer of rust is not just because it is a nice addition to a robust product; this special kind of steel is called ‘Corten steel’ and the layer of rust gives the Outdooroven the opportunity to protect itself against all types of weather. Corten steel, also known as COR-TEN steel or weathering steel, is a group of steel alloys which were developed to eliminate the need for painting and form a stable rust-like appearance, even after several years of exposure to weather influences. This new steel type was named COR-TEN because of the properties: COR (corrosion resistant) and TEN (tensile strength). Your Outdooroven is therefore able to protects itself against wind and rain, and further oxidation is prevented.

 

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Corten steel: new vs 1 year

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How to maintain Corten steel?

Products made out of Corten steel are delivered without a layer of rust. See the natural rusting process of Corten steel in the images above. If the product is placed outside, it will start to form a layer of rust after a few weeks to months. Every product will form a different rust layer, depending on the surroundings. 

You can use the Outdooroven right away after delivery. No treatment is necessary before using it. Always be careful of the heat when adding wood to the fire or opening the door. 

Cleaning and maintenance
  • To prolong the life of your Outdooroven we recommend cleaning the steel with a sturdy brush at least once a year
  • Remove any fallen leaves or other dirt from the Outdooroven, as this can affect the rust layer
  • Make sure your product is situated in a place where it can quickly dry after rain. 

How to maintain Corten steel?

Products made out of Corten steel are delivered without a layer of rust. See the natural rusting process of Corten steel in the image above. If the product is placed outside, it will start to form a layer of rust after a few weeks to months. Every product will form a different rust layer, depending on the surroundings. 

You can use the Outdooroven right away after delivery. No treatment is necessary before using it. Always be careful of the heat when adding wood to the fire or opening the door. 

Cleaning and maintenance
  • To prolong the life of your Outdooroven we recommend cleaning the steel with a sturdy brush at least once a year
  • Remove any fallen leaves or other dirt from the Outdooroven, as this can affect the rust layer
  • Make sure your product is situated in a place where it can quickly dry after rain. 
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Can you speed the corrosion of the Corten steel along?

Information coming soon

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