why this product

This bottle opener is made from recycled iron in Syracuse, New York, by a company that uses traditional casting processes that have been updated to decrease consumption. Their melting furnaces are heated to 3,000°F (1,650°C) using vegetable oil that would have otherwise gone to refuse. All of their products are made with 100% recycled iron. The iron is seasoned with flaxseed oil, which is naturally food-safe. The molecules of the flaxseed oil bond to each other to form a tough, protective film over the iron.

use & care

Tips for caring for your bottle opener: Avoid soaking the bottle opener or leaving it in the sink, as it may rust. If needed, wash the bottle opener by hand using hot water and a sponge or stiff brush. Thoroughly dry the bottle opener after cleaning. Store the bottle opener in a dry place.

production & design

In 2011, iron foundry Borough Furnace was founded by Liz Seru and John Trussex. Their furnace, called a Skilletron, operates on waste vegetable oil to process metals more cleanly than the typical, high-polluting coal-fueled furnace. Seru and Trussex also use only scrap iron to make their cast iron products.

about the designer

Cast Iron Bottle Opener

$38.00
Kaufmann Mercantile from New York, NY
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Hand-cast 100% recycled iron bottle opener seasoned with flax seed oil. Made in Syracuse, New York, using traditional casting processes that have been updated to decrease consumption, such as waste vegetable oil fueling the furnaces. (more info)

More Details

  • Technical Specifications:

    Dimensions
    3½  inches long x 2.1 inches wide
    (9 x 5.5 cm)

    Materials
    100% recycled iron

    Made in
    U.S.A.

  • Dimensions: H 1.0 Inches x W 1.0 Inches x L 1.0 Inches
  • Product Code: V176000283404

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  • We accept complimentary returns within 14 days of receipt if the item is unused and in original condition.
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