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Old 11-10-2007, 09:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hiya banana leaves prevent skillet/pot sticking

My grandmother used to boil a few banana strips when her iron skillet would stick. The banana leaves secretes something that causes the skillet not to stick.

same goes for any pot that sticks.

It will lasts for months.

for the same token, banana stains will never come off an article of clothing.
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Old 12-02-2007, 07:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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That is so true about banana stains shopgirl2. I have some gardening clothes that are falling apart - but the stain is in perfect condition!
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Old 12-02-2007, 07:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Interesting about the sticking pots - I have a few pots that do that - and plenty of banana leaves! lol. I will let you know how I get on.
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yeah, I'd like to know how you can unstick the sticky pans.
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This is a very interesting idea that I will have to try next growing season. Thanks, Red
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Default Re: banana leaves prevent skillet/pot sticking

Ladies and Gents: you boil the green banana peels in the container you wish to make teflonish like. The green banana peeling coats the pots/skillets/all with a teflon like covering. My grandmother never used teflon, she had all she needed with her banana plantation then. try it. Please do not ever get banana leaves, peeling juice on good clothes will never ever never come off, no matter what.
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Can you use both banana peels and leaves?
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Can you use just banana leaves? When I boiled some leaves in a stainless lobster pot to wilt them it did leave a film that was hard to scrub off. Is that the coating?
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In the beginning she said nana leaves but now she says green nana PEELS. Kinda confused here.
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Us old timers (geez, I can't believe I'm typing this about myself) use iron skillets. Once a year, we throw them in a blazing fire, hot enough to turn them red, and let them there overnight. After they cool off, wash them and coat them with a very thin film of cooking oil, then bake them.

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I've never had to do that with my cast iron pans and griddles. If you keep them properly seasoned (ie oil them a teensy bit after every time you wash them), they never rust or stick.
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Has anyone tried either the banana leaves or the peel to see if it works to prevent sticking?
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I use the peels in aluminum pots, works like a charm.
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I have 3 cast iron skillets that are seasoned every time I use them. The largest is from my grandmother and still has seasoning around the sides that she put there 50 years ago!
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I have at least 5 or 6 cast iron skillets, one small, several regular, and one about 16 inches. I also have several deep cast iron pots and dutch ovens.

I keep one regular skillet just for blackened cooking as the high temp you need for a good blackening burns the finish off. The others are better than teflon.
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Ewwww. There are people out there who still use teflon? I try to keep to stainless steel, drop-forged iron, cast iron, and milled black iron myself. Oh, and copper for brewing. I also use a brass-copper alloy set of large bowls for making ice-cream.
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Ewwww. There are people out there who still use teflon?
We went to Ikea today and I looked at the cookware. All the skillets were Teflon coated! I thought that stuff was a thing of the past? Doesn't it kill birds and other pets if left to get to hot?
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on white clothes spot touching the area with bleach will remove the stain. I haven't found a good stain remover for colored clothes
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Teflon when burned will makes birds real sick or may kill them.
Lorax, be careful of aluminum.
I always like stainless steel for cooking. We just got a Cuisineart 7 piece set & OH, I just love it!!! Don't know the real price...Mike cashed in some points he built up on bus. cr card to get it. The bottom has inner aluminum between the stainless to heat it faster & more even. The lids can go in oven too - all stainless. I'm tempted to do the nana thing but still don't know if it's the skins or leaves to boil in them!
I have seasoned cast iron skillets & everything sticks to them LOL. I never scour them & boil water in them to clean & then wipe oil on they still stick.
Still waiting for "leaves or peels?"!
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