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Goo residue

Fuzzydave Apr 24, 2007 07:59 AM

I have recently bought a couple of rolling pins (one w/ ball bearings, one French) and peeled off the price sticker which left some residue on the wood. What can I use to get that stuff off that is food safe? I'm guessing wd-40 is out of the question.



ps-what should I make with them? I had cookies in mind when I got the first one.

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  1. Candy RE: Fuzzydave Apr 24, 2007 08:38 AM

    I use Goo Gone and then wash well. Don't immerse the ball bearing pin in water, jut wash the surface gently where you applied Goo Gone

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      Hungry Celeste RE: Fuzzydave Apr 24, 2007 08:44 AM

      Olive oil works pretty good to dissolve adhesive goo, and it is food-safe. Make a pie crust....practicing that task will keep you busy with a rolling pin for years.

      1. pilotgirl210 RE: Fuzzydave Apr 24, 2007 08:48 AM

        In a pinch, hairspray works great at removing price tags. Vodka also works well. And I know it's food safe ;--)

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          ExercisetoEat RE: Fuzzydave Apr 24, 2007 08:52 AM

          Mayonaise usually works pretty well at taking off goo residue and is quite food safe if washed off. (It gets chewing gum out of hair too.)

          You could roll out some nice shortbread cookies with the ball bearing pin. (I have a silicone one and I love it. When making pie crusts you can pre-chill it in the fridge and it will roll out a beautiful crust.)

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            Fuzzydave RE: ExercisetoEat Apr 24, 2007 10:29 AM

            Pre-chill the dough or the pin?

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              ExercisetoEat RE: Fuzzydave Apr 24, 2007 12:41 PM

              Both the dough and the pin. Works wonderfully.

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            mymymichl RE: Fuzzydave Apr 24, 2007 09:10 AM

            Never use any petroleum products on your wood rolling pin. No nail polish remover either. Just a dry pot scrubber, or a dull knife blade ought to do the job well enough. Also, you can run water on the pin, pushing away the gunk. Also, I'd phone the dealer who stuck the sticky stuff on your pin and give him hell.

            With some use, the bad stuff will go away.

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              Candy RE: mymymichl Apr 24, 2007 11:08 AM

              Goo Gone is a natural cirtus based product. No it should not be ingested, there are some petroleum distilates in it but it is safe to use on coook ware, as i said above just wash the surface after. It is fantastic stuff to have on hand for all sorts of things, even stain removal of all sorts.

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              justagthing RE: Fuzzydave Apr 24, 2007 06:20 PM

              Yes Goo Gone works, but if you just use a bit of whatever oil is handy, that is all you need. Goo Gone is a bit expensive when all you need is just a dab of oil.

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                Candy RE: justagthing Apr 25, 2007 08:45 AM

                I've had the same bottle for several years. 1 drop goes a long way

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