Cooking oil to sticky glue

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by redvan, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. redvan

    redvan

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    Ok,

    What turns ordinary peanut oil into a sticky, brown gooey substance and how do I get rid of it? Scrubbing with a dobie and dawn does nothing.

    In my youth, when I was a cook in a steak house, we sent everything; grease filters, cooking implements, etc., to the dishwasher and most items came back spotless, no grease, no grime, just shining steel.

    I'm just beginning a kitchen remodel and during the clean-up (yes, my wife is insane.... I said why clean it, it's going into a dumpster, but she didn't want the contractor seeing that our kitchen was in such a state of 'stickiness'... needless to say, she failed at her task and this failure got me thinking....)

    I never noticed the grime form cooking and frying with a sub-standard range hood until we started taking things down and I realized there was a thin film of sticky 'stuff' on everything.

    Then, when I dismantled my table-top fryer, I really saw the 'stuff' all over it, even the control panel.

    How do I break through this 'stuffs' hold on my stuff and eliminate it?

    Red.
     
  2. thetincook

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    Heat, oxygen, and time. It's usually a real problem with soybean oil.

    Use a degreaser where you can't use a lye oven cleaner. Could also try ammonia.
     
  3. ordo

    ordo

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    Caustic soda. Be careful (eye protection, gloves, etc.) 
     
  4. foodpump

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    Most oils--other than olive and walnut oil-- turn brown and sticky when exposed to air, this is their nature.