can anyone here tell me how to safely get off the burnt on fat above the oil
level on the inside of a a deep fat chip pan/frier.
i have tried elbow grease and a combination of scouring pad/ Cif without
As always the manufacturer's cleaning instructions should be followed.
Because I have no idea of the material used inside the frier I can't
make effective cleaning recommendations. Have you tried making a
paste from baking soda and water? This works fairly well if you give
the paste a couple hours to work on the oil. Is the surface aluminum?
Unfortunately there are no manufacturer's recommendations for cleaning.
The material is aluminium.
Someone suggested a solution of caustic soda crystals and water. Would that
damage the aluminium?
As another posted stated lye (or sodium hydroxide contained in most
oven cleaners) can damage aluminum. Your best bet is dishwashing
liquid, baking soda paste, soaking, and more elbow grease. Some
people can have adverse reactions to high levels of aluminum, so
another (good) option is to toss it out and replace it with a
stainless steel fryer.
As Phisherman stated, follow the manufacturer's directions, or failing
that, knowing the type of metal you're dealing with is essential.
Aluminum can't survive harsh chemicals.
If the metal is steel, try oven cleaner.
Commercial deep fat fryer cleaners are very, very alkaline. They have a
high percentage of sodium hydroxide--lye.
Whatever it takes.
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