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Paleo fat and the kitchen

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 09, 2013 at 9:04 AM

So, I love paleo. But I don't like what it does to my kitchen....

  • Layers of grease on horizontal surfaces like high shelves, lampshades, and anything on top of those shelves (I don't have an extractor)

  • hard to clean dishes, having to clean anything on top shelves before use as everything covered in grease

  • blockages in dishwasher and sink pipes due to lots of fat and gunk going down the sink and solidifying

  • hob area often very greasy, need to clean it every day

Anyone suffer the same problems, and what do you do about them? Especially the issues with plumbing, and grease layers

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(10611)

on April 10, 2013
at 03:03 AM

I end up with a grease film on my glasses when I'm frying hot.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on April 09, 2013
at 07:18 PM

I might go for that if I didn't live in the dusty desert! Trust me, even cleaning daily means I encounter a layer of dust.

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(1217)

on April 09, 2013
at 06:45 PM

Great tips! I also de-glaze, and it is a step that REALLY boosts flavor!

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(284)

on April 09, 2013
at 03:26 PM

I just experience this... ended up with bacon fat all over my floor and now it's super slippery!

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(3150)

on April 09, 2013
at 01:16 PM

My mom actually complains a lot more on beets and curcumin =)

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on April 09, 2013
at 06:07 PM

I don't have much liquid fat to clean as, like dragonfly, I use most of it. I do have the greasy/dusty layer problem.

As I'm cooking fatty meat, when I remove it from the pan I frequently use the liquid from my finished salad (vinegar, EVOO and water from the greens) to de-glaze the pan. The vinegar and water help release yummy meat flavoring from the pan into the liquid, which I then pour over the meat as a sauce.

I've learned to pour any liquid fat I won't consume into the trash (usually into a container that's also going into the trash) and I use some vinegar in my dish- and cleaning water to help cut grease. On something that smudges rather than wiping clean, I rub with some baking soda and then use the soap/vinegar water again.

The best defense against the greasy dust layer is to clean all nearby surfaces as part of doing dishes after the meal--that's one reason why I prefer to eat only one cooked meal per day. Letting it build up for any time makes it much more work to clean--which makes cleaning my ceiling fan my least favorite chore.

618fc5298c4a96b817c4918c795a875f

(1217)

on April 09, 2013
at 06:45 PM

Great tips! I also de-glaze, and it is a step that REALLY boosts flavor!

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on April 10, 2013
at 01:43 AM

You may be cooking at too high heat, this tends to put fats/grease into the air where it condenses and settles on surfaces. (It may not actually vaporize, just micro-spatter)

Try a bit more patience and use lids on the pots or pans when possible.

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(10611)

on April 10, 2013
at 03:03 AM

I end up with a grease film on my glasses when I'm frying hot.

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(41757)

on April 09, 2013
at 07:09 PM

Your problem is cleaning up the fat on everything. I've settled for a kitchen that has a good layer of lubrication on all surfaces! ;)

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on April 09, 2013
at 07:18 PM

I might go for that if I didn't live in the dusty desert! Trust me, even cleaning daily means I encounter a layer of dust.

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(32556)

on April 09, 2013
at 09:08 AM

We never have a drain problem. All fat gets eaten or saved for future eating! (We only buy grassfed, etc.)

Get a dog. Ours pre-washes all dishes/pots.

Bake bacon in the oven. Bake sausages in the oven (or toaster oven) w/a lid!

Use less added fat when cooking or use a lid or grease guard so it doesn't splash.

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on April 09, 2013
at 06:29 PM

Haha yes, we actually do!! The drain doesn't block because I always run hot water down it if I pour any fat in the sink (learnt this lesson when I was about 12 and blocked the pipe compleatly!) We don't have a dishwasher so our dishes are always covered in grease. We usually rinse them as soon as we finish eating and that way when we so the dishes they are easier to clean.

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on April 09, 2013
at 12:31 PM

I read about the same problem here, the author tells how did she managed to solve it

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