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THE WILD DOG

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how to remove the gummy caked on grease from the side of equipment ??? Fri, 06/8/12 11:27 PM (permalink)
Having trouble getting that yellow gummy hard grease off from the sides of some of my used equipment... any takers on this one ?
 
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    chefbuba

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    Re:how to remove the gummy caked on grease from the side of equipment ??? Sat, 06/9/12 12:05 AM (permalink)
    What have you tried?
     
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      THE WILD DOG

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      Re:how to remove the gummy caked on grease from the side of equipment ??? Sat, 06/9/12 2:06 AM (permalink)
      regular degreaser, bleach, scrub pad.
       
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        Vic Cardenas

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        Re:how to remove the gummy caked on grease from the side of equipment ??? Sat, 06/9/12 2:45 AM (permalink)
        A good scraper is your friend here.

        <message edited by Vic Cardenas on Sat, 06/9/12 2:46 AM>
         
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          Foodbme

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          Re:how to remove the gummy caked on grease from the side of equipment ??? Sat, 06/9/12 3:58 AM (permalink)
          This Stuff:
          http://www.goofoffstainremover.com/
          is a good degreaser. Use with scraper above and wash thoroughly after use to remove residue. Toxic stuff!
          Use in a well ventilated area. Strong fumes. Not sure how it reacts on different metals.
          Here's two more:
          http://www.dtepstore.com/de-solv-itstainlesssteelcleaner126oz.aspx
           
          http://www.greased-lightning.com/Super_Strength_Cleaner/
          <message edited by Foodbme on Sat, 06/9/12 4:13 AM>
           
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            CCinNJ

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            Re:how to remove the gummy caked on grease from the side of equipment ??? Sat, 06/9/12 8:46 AM (permalink)
            Low-moisture steam vapor.

            It will come off quickly without chemicals near your food or self...no scraping or scrubbing. Never a risk with the HD...and you can't say that about most of the solutions.
            <message edited by CCinNJ on Sat, 06/9/12 9:01 AM>
             
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              Chicnscoop

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              Re:how to remove the gummy caked on grease from the side of equipment ??? Sat, 06/9/12 9:12 AM (permalink)
              Sam's club has a descent degreaser in the cleaning isle.
               
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                Bistro a go-go

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                Re:how to remove the gummy caked on grease from the side of equipment ??? Sat, 06/9/12 9:36 AM (permalink)
                i sold equipment a few yrs ago and the ONLY good way to do it fast and easy is use a pressure washer with HEAT. hotsy totsy pressure washers can be rented and work majic on stuff thats caked on. also go to nearest appliance part store or hvac parts dealer and ask for a coil cleaner. put it in a bug sprayer and mix according to directions, maybe a lil stronger. spray the equipment, let sit 1 hour and then presure wash with scalding water. this is the only way to do it the easy way,  other option is call someone with a heated pressure washer and get a cold coors light and observe.  good luck
                <message edited by Bistro a go-go on Sun, 06/10/12 10:55 AM>
                 
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                  MetroplexJim

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                  Re:how to remove the gummy caked on grease from the side of equipment ??? Sat, 06/9/12 12:45 PM (permalink)
                  This stuff is amazing:  http://www.spraynine.com/ . 
                   
                  I have used it around my businesses (printing, restaurants), cars, and household.  It is safe, non-corrosive & user-friendly; it takes anything off any surface with no mess, no fuss, no "after mess" or unpleasant odors.  And, it is inexpensive! 
                  Edit:  I see you are from Hunt Valley.  The guy who turned me on to this back in the 1980's is an old buddy who owned an auto-stereo/aftermarket/detailing business in Annapolis.  He used it on everything, including car ashtrays that were coated with years of burned on tar.  Amazing!
                  <message edited by MetroplexJim on Sat, 06/9/12 12:52 PM>
                   
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                    Buck & Vi's

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                    Re:how to remove the gummy caked on grease from the side of equipment ??? Sat, 06/9/12 2:36 PM (permalink)
                    the degreasers sold at sams i've found are very good with a good scraper.. just keep spraying it on follow with a good scrubby, look as good as new. i use on my fryer once a week.
                     
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                      THE WILD DOG

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                      Re:how to remove the gummy caked on grease from the side of equipment ??? Sat, 06/9/12 9:15 PM (permalink)
                      when I bought my equipment used at an auction it has some of this stuff all over the sides. I am now pulling everything out and cleaning it before inspection, Who knows how long this stuff has been caked on there.  I'll give it a whirl !!!  thanks everyone
                       
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                        Tristan225

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                        Re:how to remove the gummy caked on grease from the side of equipment ??? Mon, 06/11/12 12:10 AM (permalink)
                        RD still sells real oven cleaner in a spray can, it"s pretty strong, it would also work to strip your deck. My opinion is that and a scraper would do it. Been using 409 lately with good success and little residue left for light stuff.
                         
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                          edwmax

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                          Re:how to remove the gummy caked on grease from the side of equipment ??? Mon, 06/11/12 9:26 AM (permalink)
                          Oven cleaner (easyoff);  ... Or if the equipment is easy moved, load it in the truck, go to a car-wash and used the pressure washer for 75 cents. then put easyoff on the very stubborn grease at the car-wash.  ... Just bought used equipment, stop at the car-wash on the way home.
                          <message edited by edwmax on Mon, 06/11/12 9:28 AM>
                           
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                            smokingT

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                            Re:how to remove the gummy caked on grease from the side of equipment ??? Mon, 06/11/12 4:52 PM (permalink)
                            I've wrapped aluminum foil around mine for years and usually can get away with it being on there for a few days. I remove it and no scraping required. Some people might say that it's cost prohibitive. Factor in the costs associated with cleaning the gummy mess up and you might find it cheaper to wrap them up. Prevention is always cheaper in the long run :) Just my humble opinion is all.
                             
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                              kirkharrod

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                              Re:how to remove the gummy caked on grease from the side of equipment ??? Tue, 06/12/12 9:24 AM (permalink)
                              Purple Power and a razor blade.
                               
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                                Bistro a go-go

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                                Re:how to remove the gummy caked on grease from the side of equipment ??? Tue, 06/12/12 9:36 AM (permalink)
                                scalding water melts that yellow grease EXACTLY like 'hot' butter. once its melted use any dawn or degreaser that mentioned above and it wipes off, no scraping, no chiseling, no razor blades and best of all NO wasted time. ive used a soldering torch too to heat it up amd its just melts and runs off but that also takes a lil longer.
                                 
                                remember these 6 words, scal - ding - pres- sure - wa - sher.  i promise its the best money youll ever spend cleaning. squeeky clean in under 10 mins. no cancer causing chemicals absorbed through the skin, no pia scrubbing.
                                 
                                if anyone trys this pls post your results. thanks
                                 
                                 
                                 
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                                  CCinNJ

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                                  Re:how to remove the gummy caked on grease from the side of equipment ??? Tue, 06/12/12 9:44 AM (permalink)
                                  Easy peasy...

                                  http://youtu.be/8kr9orSnC1Y
                                  <message edited by CCinNJ on Tue, 06/12/12 1:31 PM>
                                   
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                                    Bistro a go-go

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                                    Re:how to remove the gummy caked on grease from the side of equipment ??? Tue, 06/12/12 10:10 AM (permalink)
                                    shouldnt it be easy 'greasy'?
                                     
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                                      CCinNJ

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                                      Re:how to remove the gummy caked on grease from the side of equipment ??? Tue, 06/12/12 10:16 AM (permalink)
                                      Easy greasy!

                                       
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                                        oqanani

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                                        Re:how to remove the gummy caked on grease from the side of equipment ??? Sat, 06/23/12 4:20 PM (permalink)
                                        me personally, i grab the lye out of the dishwasher, water it down a bit....make sure you wear gloves and DO NOT get it on your skin.  Then take a scraper and it will look like brand spanking new
                                         
                                         
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                                          THE WILD DOG

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                                          Re:how to remove the gummy caked on grease from the side of equipment ??? Sat, 06/23/12 4:30 PM (permalink)
                                          0_o
                                           
                                          Greased lightening worked for me, I'm going to check it again in the light, but I'm pretty sure it did the job. Thanks everyone :-)
                                           
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                                            BBQ Seeker

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                                            Re:how to remove the gummy caked on grease from the side of equipment ??? Mon, 06/25/12 4:10 PM (permalink)
                                            Next time try a heat gun with the scraper.
                                             
                                             
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