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Old 04-26-2015, 12:18 PM   #1
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Oil on plastic tote

I just picked up food grade 275 gallon tote. It was used for coconut oil. Looking for a way for removing the oil film with using soap. I've tried lemon juice and baking soda with hot water but it's still has a film.

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Having been in the restaurant business for nearly 10 years, you're gonna have to use AT LEAST Dawn dish detergent and scrub like heck. That may not even get the oil film off, which means using a heavy degreaser and more scrubbing. Either way will require a lot of rinsing afterwards to make sure any trace of the chemicals are gone
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Then it's plan B. I'll use it for RO waste water holding instead of RO filtered water for watering plants.


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Then it's plan B. I'll use it for RO waste water holding instead of RO filtered water for watering plants.


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Haha you just gave me an idea what to do with the RO waste now instead of throwing it down the drain. :p
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Update adding lemon juice with Dawn will help cut the oily film. Per a baker friend.


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There really is no reason not to use detergent on it. Detergent will rinse off and not leave a residue. If you are worried use it for something else for a while.
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