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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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    for those who use wax. lifehacker.com/… – user6641 Dec 17 '14 at 14:20
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    I am sorry I was not aware of Meta question. I will retire my flag – kouty Jul 18 '16 at 13:21
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    I voted to reopen the question – kouty Jul 18 '16 at 13:22
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    @DoubleAA סבבא say people in Israel – kouty Jul 21 '16 at 16:58
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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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People have told me soaking it in ammonia also works. I soaked my oil glasses in ammonia for a couple of days and it worked pretty well. I did keep it outside while I was soaking it because of the smell and because I have little kids around.

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