if it was me i would use a veg.oil or like canola oil this is for food so if by chance it did get down in the honey the honey would be safe yet to eat, if you use vaseline or sewing oil this would damage the honey if it got into it , my thought's
Crisco & Veg. oil can go rancid & are not recommended for wooden food cutting boards, mineral oil is. Petroleum Jelly is same chemical as USP Mineral oil. I would rather use grease than oil as less risk of dripping into Honey although my extractor has cover.
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