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Meat Mess Management

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 24, 2011 at 3:33 PM

I think I'm going total carnivore, I seem to fell better on days with minimal botanical input. It jibes with my firm belief that the hunter came a long, long time before the gatherer. So I've broadened my taste for meat into liver and tongue and chittlins, and who knows what next, going for the complete nose-to-tail routine. Eggs will do in the meantime.

However, I don't have to tell ya, it's messy in the kitchen. Grease is a lot worse than veggie crumbs. It seems to have a life of it's own, to crawl into the unlikeliest places. I try to consume all the drippings, found out they're good on pork rinds, but still, hey, I see myself drowning in grease someday.

I wonder, is there a website or something with just tips & tricks for carnivores to keep clean house? It's so new to me, I no idea. I mean, Forumla 409 is obvious, but wanna know stuff like how to catch it all and channel it and control it so it doesn't make a mess in the first place. That would be great. Thanks.

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on September 24, 2011
at 06:58 PM

I do like those things. My dog likes to "surf" along our plaster walls, too, which leaves marks that are almost impossible to clean with traditional cleaners. The magic eraser takes them off in one swipe.

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on September 24, 2011
at 06:57 PM

Cleaning kitchen is so not paleo. Or at least that's what I tell myself to justify my less than tidy kitchen.

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on September 24, 2011
at 06:57 PM

LOL. No tricks, just infrequent oven cleaning because I'm lazy. But at least it keeps the grease off the kitchen walls.

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on September 24, 2011
at 06:51 PM

i Want that pan! When you cook bacon in the oven, doesn't it coat the inside of the oven with grease, though, or do you have tricks for that, too?

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on September 24, 2011
at 03:49 PM

DUDE I feel ya. I just made sausage. LIVER sausage. That was messy, gross. I need several days before I can face eating these.

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3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on September 24, 2011
at 03:47 PM

Great question! As a carnivore myself, and the household's chief cook and bottlewasher, I've developed a few habits that have helped me keep things relatively clean, but I'll be interested to hear what others do, too.

  1. Fry in a high-sided cast iron pan. Grease still splatters up, but not nearly as much as from a lower-sided pan.

  2. Clean the stovetop as soon as things aren't hot to the touch anymore.

  3. Pans, on the other hand, let cool until the fat hardens (unless you're going to reuse the fat -- then strain it into a container while it's warm). When the fat's hard, it's easier to scrape out with a spatula. I usually just wipe out my cast iron pans (never use soap on them!), unless there's burnt residue.

  4. Cook bacon in the oven.

  5. Grill outdoors as much as possible.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on September 24, 2011
at 06:51 PM

i Want that pan! When you cook bacon in the oven, doesn't it coat the inside of the oven with grease, though, or do you have tricks for that, too?

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on September 24, 2011
at 06:57 PM

LOL. No tricks, just infrequent oven cleaning because I'm lazy. But at least it keeps the grease off the kitchen walls.

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on September 24, 2011
at 09:02 PM

Splatter Screen for frying pans. They sell them all over. Pretty sure I've seen them at Target, but pretty much any store that sells kitchen stuff.

I mix 50/50 water/white vinegar + 1tsp (if that) natural dish soap in a spray bottle. Shake well. Cleans everything up without a problem.

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on September 24, 2011
at 07:24 PM

I use a crock pot and a gravy separator http://www.amazon.com/Norpro-2-Cup-Gravy-Fat-Separator/dp/B000E3DTI8/ref=cm_lmf_tit_1_rsrsrs0 as often as I can. It's less messy, low heat cooking is supposed to better for us because it doesn't cause as many AGEs, and I don't have to stand over a hot stove!

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on September 24, 2011
at 06:13 PM

Mr. Clean magic eraser is the bomb.

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on September 24, 2011
at 06:58 PM

I do like those things. My dog likes to "surf" along our plaster walls, too, which leaves marks that are almost impossible to clean with traditional cleaners. The magic eraser takes them off in one swipe.

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