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December 8, 2009 4:07 PM Subscribe
Can I use automotive-type silicone sealant to coat the metal handle of a kitchen utensil?
posted by toodleydoodley to home & garden (15 answers total)
I'm looking for some help in an inelegant solution to an intractable problem in the kitchen. Because our household heritage might best be described as Rednec-Tino (or Lat-Nec), a lot of messy, spattery frying and sauteeing goes on around here.
I finally found a 13-inch spatter screen that covers all but my largest (14-inch) pan, but it doesn't cover that one unless I rest part of the handle on the lip of the pan, which would make the stay-cool plastic center melt and leak out of the wire-loop handle of the splatter screen.
Here's what I want to do: I want to punch the plastic center out of the wire loop and replace it by coating the wire loop with silicone sealant, like Form-A-Gasket.
Will this poison me and everyone I cook for? How long should I let it cure?
caveat: I live in BFE, so bonus points for cheaper brands of silicone sealant that I can buy at ACE hardware.