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How to cleaning grease off a Deep Fryer

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I’m always in the mood to fry; Deep-frying is a delicious way to cook, but it is hard to cleaning grease off a Deep Fryer. I was told to spray it with Engine Shampoo or Engine Degreaser, let it stand for an hour, and wash it, but the fumes are heavy. Any other tips?

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  1. Baking soda. It's what I use to get grease spray off the range hood, it should work fine for your deep fryer. Just make a paste of baking soda and water, and rub it on with a sponge. The grease should come right off.

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    1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

      Baking soda works because it turns fat into soap, but it's rather weak. The next step up is tri-sodium phosphate, which you can find at hardware stores (Ask for TSP. The paint department is your best bet). If you need to get medieval on that sucker, use oven cleaner, which is spray-on lye.

      Engine degreaser contains solvents that I bet are not proven food safe. Bad idea.

    2. Thank you for all the great and healthy tips. I will follow through.