Hello. Some time back I snagged a meat slicer. Similar to this one:
Seems the place went under and one of the employees snagged it in lieu of a last pay slip. NO matter, am rambling! It supposedly was sitting near a deep fryer so is pretty nasty. As you can imagine everything is "gummy". If you touch it anywhere you sort of stick to it. NASTY!! Did I mention I argued him down to £40? Cleaning should be no problem, I plan to completely dismantle and use a very weak solution of caustic soda to cut the grease and maybe bring back a little shine to it. Rinse EXTREMELY well and then back together. So when I begin to put it back together, what can I use for lubricant and where do I get it here in the U.K.? Also, while on the subject what do you folks use on your slicer for a steriliser before and after each use? I have heard there are things you can mix yourself like vinegar and baking soda but I don't know if that sort of stuff works well. Thanks for the help. Keep Smokin!