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Cooking glue

  1. Mar 27, 2008 #1

    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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  3. Mar 27, 2008 #2

    Evo

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    Yes, oil baked on can become a glue like substance.
     
  4. Mar 27, 2008 #3
    Don't sniff it.
     
  5. Mar 27, 2008 #4

    wolram

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    Well i never did know that, i will remember to clean my pans in future.
     
  6. Mar 27, 2008 #5
    Maybe someone snuck into your place and used it with superglue to find fingerprints.
     
  7. Mar 27, 2008 #6

    Evo

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    It can happen even if you clean your pans, it is very hard to get rid of.
     
  8. Mar 28, 2008 #7
    Actually it's oxidation, This hardening effect is the same reason why oil is traditionally being used for painting
     
  9. Mar 28, 2008 #8
    Think of your arteries!
     
  10. Mar 28, 2008 #9

    wolram

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    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.
     
  11. Mar 28, 2008 #10

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    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:
     
  12. Mar 30, 2008 #11
    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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