How to: Get rid of sticky Udara (African star apple) sap

Recently, I blended some udara pulp, amongst other ingredients, in my blender, and I completely forgot that the sap or juice from the fruit  gets very sticky after a few seconds. So when I was washing out my blender and other utensils that came in contact with the juice, it become an issue. I tried scrubbing hard with my sponge, but that only made it worse because it spread. So when I got tired I rinsed my blender jug and other utensils, and just left them with the sticky substance, hoping to come up with a way to get rid of it.

A whole day later, I remembered when I was little, I was told that kerosene had a way of dissolving sticky substances without doing any damage. Like when you get chewing gum in your hair, just apply kerosene, and it comes off. But I couldn’t use kerosene in my blender and on my other utensils. So I decided to use vegetable oil, since kerosene is also oily. Lo and behold, it worked!!

So if you find yourself in that situation and I guarantee you will, if you plan on making Kudara milk. Simply apply a little vegetable oil to the area that has the sticky substance, and wash it off. It could be any oil but I used vegetable oil.

I hope you found this tip helpful. If you have any questions or comments about this or any other food or kitchen related issue, drop it in the comment box and I’ll be sure to get back to you.

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