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Thanks for all the suggestions ! My extractor has a bearing cup @ base of center shaft to keep grease out of honey. I think petroleum jelly would bee better than Crisco :lookout:
 

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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
 

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Dont use veg/olive/or canola oil. It breaks down to fast and doesnt provide proper protection. There should be no risk of cross contamination as extracting should always be done with the honey gate open.
Use food grade grease. FGL which can be had by most Beek Supplies catalogs.
Example:
http://www.mannlakeltd.com/ProductDetail.asp?idproduct=1020&idCategory=15
 

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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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