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Help, my Villaware Quattro Pizzelle maker sticks!

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My sister's newer, non-stick version makes 2 big pizzelle very well. I found a used Pizzelle maker that makes 4 small ones instead of 2 large at a Thrift store. (I know, I know, finders weepers). It's not non-stick. The plates are metallic instead of black. And the pizzelle stick like the devil.

What I've tried:

Spaying it with tons of baking spray.
Using oil in the recipe (most recipes include it).

Does anyone have one of these? Does anyone have an idea on how to season this bad boy? Should I just keep making them and scraping them off in hopes that one day they won't stick anymore? I'd really love to make lots of these smaller pizzelle to spread the love.

Thanks, all.

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  1. Try getting a good quality, round, china bristle sash brush (at a paint store). Dip it in a little vegetable oil and brush the oil vigorously into all the nooks and crevices of the iron's plates. Then plug the iron in and make sure it gets good and hot before starting to make pizzelles. You'll probably burn the first -- and maybe even the second and third ones -- but eventually you'll figure out the timing and the iron will settle down to the correct temperature.