PK100 door seal lube


  • Team Blue

    I see in the directions as well as guys on here using mineral oil on the door seals of the PK100. I been doing this too. Yesterday I was running behind getting a roast in the smoker and just used the same spray on olive oil I coat the smoker racks with on the door seal too. very quick and easy and seemed to work great (no sticking of the door). This seems like a an easy simple alternative to mineral oil.

    Does anyone know of a down side to spray on olive oil over mineral oil?



  • I believe that Olive oil can go rancid over time, mineral oil will not.

    alan


  • Team Blue Admin Walton's Employee

    Brianh What alanburkholder says is true and it does have a tendency to gum up after a while. All in all Mineral oil is also cheap but ina pinch spray olive oil will do!


  • PK100

    Being a homebrewer, I always have food grade silicone grease on hand (for keg O-rings). Do you know of anyone who has used that? I believe the stuff I have is rated for temperatures up to 450 or 500F, so that would not be a problem.


  • Team Blue

    As both a chemist, engineer and chef, I only use mineral oil or silicon grease for any food application. All natural oils break down and, depending on the application, can leave an off taste to the food in contact. Both are inexpensive and just good to keep it on hand.


  • Team Blue Admin Walton's Employee

    Meatgistics is getting fancy, we’ve got chemists, engineers, chefs, brewers, butcher plant managers and all sorts of different people with insnane amount of home processing specialization…I’m going to have to step my research game up!


  • Team Orange

    Isnt it great to have such knowledge and people willing to share it


  • PK100

    Chef A couple good things about silicone grease is that a little goes a long way, and one application lasts a long time. An ounce or two of the stuff should keep a home user set for years.


  • Team Blue

    Chef I use silicone spray and mineral oil on all equipment for daily shop maintenance.


  • Team Blue

    The silicone will also keep the blades of grinders sharper and longer. I use it on all moving parts; blade, plate,and shaft and auger edges. I keep my wooden chopping boards coated with mineral oil. Does not promote bacteria growth and keeps the wood from drying out and splitting.


  • Team Blue

    It does take time for the olive oil or any vegetable or animal base oil to oxidize and spol. Initially, those oils will not have a problem, it is only after some time and heat exposure will they begin to break down.
    mineral oi or silicon grease will not break down with heat or time, so it is in the long run that they are superior.


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