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Old 11-23-2016, 06:07 PM
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Let's say you just fried a turkey, or made the roux out back over the propane cooker.

The bottom of that pan or pot is now covered with the nastiest small black particles imaginable, and wiping that just seems to spread the mess. Spraying them with the hose is ineffective and just disperses the mess.

Here's what I do: Break out the can of WD-40 and spray your carbon coated bottom heavily. Use some paper towels to absorb all you can, and throw those away. Spray again and try to wipe them to a central gathering point, where you'll congregate them into the discard wipe. Then take a clean wipe and soak that with WD-40 and give it another pass, trying to pick up (rather than push) all the remaining black smear.

Then spray your hands with WD-40, spread that everywhere, followed by a shot of hand soap and rinse. You can then see if it passes your wife's inspection... and dry your hands on a clean throw away paper towel (rather than a clean dish towel).

That's nasty stuff and knowing the WD-40 secret is the best way to turn a relationship ending difficulty into no big deal.

You can thank me later.
Old 11-23-2016, 06:19 PM
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adjust your burner. Also an alternate solution is to slather the carbon covered bottom of the pan/pot with dawn (straight dawn, no water) and let it sit a few hours.
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Originally Posted by savage View Post
Let's say you just fried a turkey, or made the roux out back over the propane cooker.

The bottom of that pan or pot is now covered with the nastiest small black particles imaginable, and wiping that just seems to spread the mess. Spraying them with the hose is ineffective and just disperses the mess.

Here's what I do: Break out the can of WD-40 and spray your carbon coated bottom heavily. Use some paper towels to absorb all you can, and throw those away. Spray again and try to wipe them to a central gathering point, where you'll congregate them into the discard wipe. Then take a clean wipe and soak that with WD-40 and give it another pass, trying to pick up (rather than push) all the remaining black smear.

Then spray your hands with WD-40, spread that everywhere, followed by a shot of hand soap and rinse. You can then see if it passes your wife's inspection... and dry your hands on a clean throw away paper towel (rather than a clean dish towel).

That's nasty stuff and knowing the WD-40 secret is the best way to turn a relationship ending difficulty into no big deal.

You can thank me later.


I would say something, however I respect Ellen to much!!!


Y'all want to grab dinner one night?


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Sos pads and wife don't mess with my outside pot or my inside pots for that matter. But WD40 have to add that to the lost of things its good for
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Old Air Force guys always used this stuff called Rocket Cleaner at work. It came in a can labeled WD40.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
adjust your burner. Also an alternate solution is to slather the carbon covered bottom of the pan/pot with dawn (straight dawn, no water) and let it sit a few hours.
Actually, if you wipe the outside with dishwash detergent BEFORE the cook, what turns black rinses right off.
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Originally Posted by airbrush View Post
Actually, if you wipe the outside with dishwash detergent BEFORE the cook, what turns black rinses right off.
Yep, I`ve done this several times and it works.
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As was said before if you get black soot on your cooking pots your burner has a problem.
should be burning a blue flame
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My old one didn't put very much black soot on pots but my new one is a double burner and it covers the pots
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I use one part this with 3 parts warm water....will instantly remove any fat/oil/grease residues...great stuff and cheap...GL

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Dishwashing detergent on the bottom and 1/2 way up the sides is the way to go. Everything comes off effortlessly.

I use it on the big pots I use to steam crabs/lobsters etc....

Learned this in the Boy Scouts many moons ago.
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Put the soap on the bottom does smell when you start cooking
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I've found bug and tar cleaner to work better than wd40.
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Originally Posted by TDuffy35 View Post
Dishwashing detergent on the bottom and 1/2 way up the sides is the way to go. Everything comes off effortlessly.

I use it on the big pots I use to steam crabs/lobsters etc....

Learned this in the Boy Scouts many moons ago.
yup , was just about to post that. That's the way we were taught in scouts.
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Originally Posted by airbrush View Post
Actually, if you wipe the outside with dishwash detergent BEFORE the cook, what turns black rinses right off.
^^^^^^^^^
does not work on the food you are cooking

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