I picked up two Griswold Fruit & Lard Presses I'd like to clean up:
1) A No. 1 classic 2 quart and all but the tin strainer looks painted gray , how can this one be stripped off? Will a lye bath do it?
2) the other is a No. 4 that's not painted, can it just be cleaned up with soap and water then seasoned?
Thanks in advance for any input