I would check out mineral oil, which they should sell at any good cooking store (usually used to season wood cutting boards). That is what we used in a butcher shop I used to work in when lubing the electric saw.
Mineral Oil - also available in just about any drug store ... people used to use it (maybe still do) as a laxative. On 9/17/06, Jeremy DeFranco wrote: <Snip>
Mineral oil will work as well.. cooking oil might become sticky after a while and thicken up a bit as it ranses?? (becomes old and rancid). Mineral oil, I remember my dad giving some to the dog, umm messy... don't ask......... I also remember using it for an old battery operated train I had, you put mineral oil down the smokestack and when you ran it it puffed smoke. Aaron
Aaron wrote: <Snip> Thanks all. Will look for the mineral oil tomorrow. Bob
another thing I use for my chocolate processor is olive oil to lube the shaft. The manufacturer recommended it. so theres another option if you can't find mineral oil. Aaron
Aaron wrote: <Snip> Thanks Aaron. Lord knows, I have (and use) gallons of the stuff. We'll give that a try also. Bob