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, 2010 at 17:54

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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