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Glue new steel base on pan

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by HBoy, 15 Dec 2018.

  1. HBoy

    HBoy

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    This Christmas, I have decided to follow the cooking method used by thousands of people in the US and I am going to deep-fry the turkey. This will be done outside over a propane gas burner. You can read all about the plus points online (essentially producing the best results in a fraction of the time). Of course safety is paramount and I have researched everything regarding that.

    To keep within budget, the only real option is to buy a very large turkey-fry pot made of aluminium. I am a bit concerned that a couple of reviewers have stated that they managed to burn a hole through the aluminium. This is obviously extremely dangerous but I suspect was the result of abusing the pan (heating it empty over an oxygen fed flame).

    My question is: To improve the pan base, could I purchase a small sheet of stainless steel (3mm thick), cut it to size and glue it to the outside of the aluminium base using heat-proof glue - the kind used on car exhausts? Steel has a much higher melting point and would therefore protect the aluminium. Would the glue work or would the base just come away under the heat? Should I just trust the aluminium?
     
  2. Notch7

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    My guess is the huge forces ingolved in thermal expansion would cause it to delaminate.

    Deep fried turkey! That would make a great thread, I hope we are going to see progress shots.

    How many litres of oil will you need?

    Do you put the turkey in when the oil is hot, Im thinking huge splash o_O
     
  3. bernardgreen

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    A friend has just come back from the US after celebrating Thanks Giving with her family.

    She experienced Deep Fried Turkey for the first time. Excellent taste and texture, It was marinated over night before being fried.

    That was cooked in a stainless steel fry pot.. Bayou Classic

    Back to the question. A steel plate glued to the aluminium base will detach, a heat transfer paste between steel and aluminium is a way to protect aluminium pans from agressive flames for low temperature cooking ( circ 150 °C ). Not sure if there is a suitable paste for the temperatures involved in frying.
     
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  5. SammyInnit

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    Generally speaking, glue melts under high temps. You would need to find one particularily suited to the task.
     
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