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When you light olive oil in a metal menora, some of the oil invariably finds its way into the cracks between parts of the menora. How do you remove this residue?

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Put water and dishwashing detergent in a basin; let the entire menora soak in it.

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if it is silver, make sure to polish afterwards, then wrap in cloth, and store in an air-tight bag until next year. –  Jeremy Jan 13 '10 at 17:54

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