Cooking glue

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wolram
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I went to use one of my roasting tins and found a layer of glue like substance in it, the last time i used it was for roasting potatoes and i used vegetable oil, now i may have forgotten to wash it but surely veg oil does not set like glue, i had a devil of a time cleaning this stuff out it clung to everything, boiling water would not budge it, so what the heck was this stuff?
I keep the tins in the bottom oven which i never use.
 

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Yes, oil baked on can become a glue like substance.
 
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Don't sniff it.
 
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Yes, oil baked on can become a glue like substance.
Well i never did know that, i will remember to clean my pans in future.
 
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Maybe someone snuck into your place and used it with superglue to find fingerprints.
 
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Well i never did know that, i will remember to clean my pans in future.
It can happen even if you clean your pans, it is very hard to get rid of.
 
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Actually it's oxidation, This hardening effect is the same reason why oil is traditionally being used for painting
 
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Think of your arteries!
 
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Think of your arteries!
I did, but there are so many things that can kill me i just gave up. just live and enjoy, a few years dread free are worth an eternity.
 
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It can happen even if you clean your pans, it is very hard to get rid of.
Yeah, it's the cooked oil that does that (and a quick primer on why one should change their oil in their car before it turns to sludge).

If I can't get it off, I take the opposite approach...if you can't beat it, join it. I just burn on more oil to "season" the pan. :biggrin:
 
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I think you made linoleum in your pan! If you did this 150 years ago, everyone would have been walking on woolieolieum in their kitchens!
 

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