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Posted: 11/20/2012 1:00:50 PM EST
Got my turkey frying pot out today....it's standard aluminum pot etc....There is quite a bit of nasty, old dried grease in the bottom and on the lid. I'm afraid that when it heats up, mixes with the new grease etc...it will cause the bird to taste like shit. What's the best way to really get all that stuff off without toxic chemicals? Easy Off or similar? Don't want bird tasting like that either.....
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:02:07 PM EST
Dawn and hot water.


Its cooking grease, not cosmoline. Though Dawn and hot water works pretty well on that, too.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:02:46 PM EST
First post should have been "degreaser."
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:06:14 PM EST
Hoppe's No. 9 is not the first choice. I'd go with a degreaser to clean the old stuff out, then hot soap and water.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:06:46 PM EST
Originally Posted By Tomislav:
Dawn and hot water.


Its cooking grease, not cosmoline. Though Dawn and hot water works pretty well on that, too.


This works very well. I use peanut oil if that makes any difference.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:07:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By Will:
Got my turkey frying pot out today....it's standard aluminum pot etc....There is quite a bit of nasty, old dried grease in the bottom and on the lid. I'm afraid that when it heats up, mixes with the new grease etc...it will cause the bird to taste like shit. What's the best way to really get all that stuff off without toxic chemicals? Easy Off or similar? Don't want bird tasting like that either.....


Spoken like a man who has never done the dishes after dinner . . .
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:08:56 PM EST
Throw it out and buy a new one next year?
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:10:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By Tomislav:
Dawn and hot water.


Its cooking grease, not cosmoline. Though Dawn and hot water works pretty well on that, too.

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Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:11:31 PM EST
BBQ grill cleaner (why they make such a thing is beyond me) works well too.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:13:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By VacaDuck:
BBQ grill cleaner (why they make such a thing is beyond me) works well too.


Careful if that's caustic (BBQ grill cleaner) on Aluminum, I am no chemist but thought that was a no-no. (could be wrong)
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:22:35 PM EST
Originally Posted By Will:
Got my turkey frying pot out today....it's standard aluminum pot etc....There is quite a bit of nasty, old dried grease in the bottom and on the lid. I'm afraid that when it heats up, mixes with the new grease etc...it will cause the bird to taste like shit. What's the best way to really get all that stuff off without toxic chemicals? Easy Off or similar? Don't want bird tasting like that either.....


Brake Cleaner!
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:27:42 PM EST
You can also put a few inches of water in there with some dish soap, fire it up, bring the water to a boil and then let it soak. It will give you a chance to realize that you don't have enough propane to on hand to cook a turkey.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:29:33 PM EST
I used a all purpose cleaner I bought at a pool store called "clean and perfect" from natural chemistry. This stuff is awesome. It smells like citrus fruit and literally melts grease away.....I use it on about everything around the house and in my shop.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:44:38 PM EST
Originally Posted By pcsutton:

Originally Posted By Tomislav:
Dawn and hot water.


Its cooking grease, not cosmoline. Though Dawn and hot water works pretty well on that, too.

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Seriously? The guy has a dirty dish and you people are suggesting that he use dish cleaner? It's this kind of amateur advice that gets people killed!

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:45:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By Joe731:
Originally Posted By pcsutton:

Originally Posted By Tomislav:
Dawn and hot water.


Its cooking grease, not cosmoline. Though Dawn and hot water works pretty well on that, too.

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Seriously? The guy has a dirty dish and you people are suggesting that he use dish cleaner? It's this kind of amateur advice that gets people killed!

LOL

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:53:07 PM EST
DO NOT use Easy-Off on aluminum!!!111!!! Easy-Off is lye, which attacks aluminum vigorously.

409 should do the job.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:57:29 PM EST
Water, a ton of Dawn, and heat.

Kharn
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:57:43 PM EST
Originally Posted By maleante:
Throw it out and buy a new one next year?


or clean it after you use it. Simple Green!
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 2:00:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 2:01:09 PM EST by Ocala313]
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 2:01:44 PM EST
Non-chlorinated break cleaner?

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 2:03:24 PM EST
I boil the water / dawn mixture and it seems to take the scum right off.

Originally Posted By Tomislav:
Dawn and hot water.


Its cooking grease, not cosmoline. Though Dawn and hot water works pretty well on that, too.


Link Posted: 11/20/2012 2:05:13 PM EST
Labrador Retriever. The goat of the dog world. Have it clean in under 10 minutes.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 2:15:03 PM EST
+1 for boiling it out. Worked awesome for me. I did ditch my aluminum pot after a few years and stepped up to stainless. Worth every penny.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 2:35:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By BayEagle:
Labrador Retriever. The goat of the dog world. Have it clean in under 10 minutes.
Chain the dog outside for a day or two, far away from your back door so you don't step in the grease/shit mixture when you go outside next time.

Kharn
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 2:58:13 PM EST
If you don't know should you really be cooking?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 3:28:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 3:30:50 AM EST by Will]
Originally Posted By Flyboy77:
If you don't know should you really be cooking?


Some people cook, some people clean. I cook.

I tried Simple Green on the lid and the grease laughed at it and the stiff nylon brush I was using.... Next step was going to be the heated pressure washer! I tried the Dish soap and hot water though and was able to get most of it off with that.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 3:38:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By horadin:

First post should have been "degreaser."



No; first post should have been something like "Dumbass. Try cleaning it after you use it".

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:13:24 AM EST
I take mine to the self serve carwash.
For 2 bucks it's easier than setting up my pressure washer and I don't have to deal with the run off.

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:27:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By Finca:
I take mine to the self serve carwash.
For 2 bucks it's easier than setting up my pressure washer and I don't have to deal with the run off.



I may do that when I'm done this year. Lots of ways apparently to achieve the same result. Glad I asked.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:53:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By Kharn:
Originally Posted By BayEagle:
Labrador Retriever. The goat of the dog world. Have it clean in under 10 minutes.
Chain the dog outside for a day or two, far away from your back door so you don't step in the grease/shit mixture when you go outside next time.

Kharn

Hey, that's a whole other thread entirely. Could be titled: "Nature's Miracle, how does it work?"

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:54:13 AM EST
Originally Posted By Tomislav:
Dawn and hot water the day after you finish using it.


Its cooking grease, not cosmoline. Though Dawn and hot water works pretty well on that, too.


A stitch in time saves nine.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:56:40 AM EST
Originally Posted By gmtmaster:
Originally Posted By Will:
Got my turkey frying pot out today....it's standard aluminum pot etc....There is quite a bit of nasty, old dried grease in the bottom and on the lid. I'm afraid that when it heats up, mixes with the new grease etc...it will cause the bird to taste like shit. What's the best way to really get all that stuff off without toxic chemicals? Easy Off or similar? Don't want bird tasting like that either.....


Brake Cleaner!


The only reason I clicked on this post...
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:57:46 AM EST
Originally Posted By Ragin_Cajun:
Originally Posted By Tomislav:
Dawn and hot water the day after you finish using it.


Its cooking grease, not cosmoline. Though Dawn and hot water works pretty well on that, too.


A stitch in time saves nine.


Yea, I let someone else "clean it" last year as I wanted to get out and go hunting right after dinner. Didn't look at it until about a week ago.....dunno what they did, but it wasn't my definition of "clean". Won't make that mistake again.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:58:01 AM EST
Get a good near boil of water rolling and brush the inside with a long handled brush.

Then Dawn and hot water.
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