In this article, we will answer the question “How to clean olive oil off the tile floor?”, and how to store olive oil?
How to clean olive oil off the tile floor?
Materials and tools required
- Gardening gloves
- Closed-toe, rubber sole shoes
- Newspaper, mail ads
- Salt or baking soda
- Paper towels
- Grease fighting dish soap
- First of all, wear your safety gear i.e gloves and rubber or hard sole shoes.
- Wear gardening gloves to collect all the shreds of broken glass from the floor. Do not wear glass or rubber gloves as the glass can piece through these gloves and cut your skin. Contain all the glass pieces in an old newspaper.
- When all the glass is removed, cover the floor with baking soda or salt. This will absorb all the oil from the floor. Generously spread the soda or salt evenly throughout the spill and let it stay for 15-20 minutes like this.
- Use a paper towel and dustpan to remove all the baking soda or salt. Discard it. If the floor still has oil, sprinkle more baking soda and salt so absorb as much oil as possible.
- When all the oil puddle is removed, wipe the floor with a paper towel soaked in hot water and detergent or dish soap.
- After the cleaning process, let the floor dry completely. At last, vacuum the floor to make sure there are no dangerous shreds of broken glass that couldn’t catch your eyes earlier.
- You can also use a lint roller for this purpose. Finally, mop the floor to make sure the floor is clean.
Read on If you want to know how to safely store olive oil and whether or not you can use olive oil in the oil.
Can you put olive oil in the oven?
Yes, you can put olive oil in the oven. However, you need to be careful with the temperature. Olive oil is only suitable for low to no cooking food.
When using it in the oven for baking, keep the temperature at or below 350°F. Most of the cooking oils have a smoke point higher than 400°F. Olive oil especially extra virgin olive oil has a way lower smoke point than 400°F.
What happens if you overheat olive oil?
When olive oil reaches above its smoke point in the oven, it experiences oxidative damage and results in the following.
It starts to smoke
A very obvious and apparent indication of overheating olive oil is the release of a lot of bluish smoke. This is just the starting point and if this continues it results in the following two more harmful consequences.
It will lose flavor and nutrients
Olive oil does not lose flavor and nutrients easily due to the powerful anti-oxidants present that protect it from oxidative damage. However, when exposed to extended periods of heating above the smoke point, it may lose some of its essential nutrients and intricate flavor.
It will release toxic compounds
Any cooking oil including olive oil, when exposed to temperatures above smoke point, will start releasing toxic compounds in the form of aldehydes and free radicals.
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How to store olive oil?
The rule of thumb is to keep olive oil in a dark, cool, and dry place. A kitchen cabinet, the pantry, or even the fridge are all good storage areas to keep olive oil. A cloudy appearance in the olive oil that has been stored in the fridge is normal.
This happens due to the low temperatures and does not indicate spoilage. If the olive oil comes in a dark green or amber-colored glass bottle, It further helps prolong the shelf-life of olive oil by blocking sunlight and preventing oxidation.
Exposure to heat, sunlight, or oxygen triggers the oxidation of fat molecules in olive oil, ruining its quality. If the original container of your olive oil is made of plastic or polyethylene and you wish to keep it around for longer, your best bet is to transfer it to a dark glass or tin container.
Shelf-life of olive oil
Generally, olive oil has a shelf-life of 18-24 months after bottling. Extra virgin olive oil variety is minimally processed, hence, has a shorter shelf-life. It lasts about 12-18 months after bottling.
Olive oil may develop a bitter taste once past these shelf-life periods If your olive oil bottle does not have a bottling or a best-by date, put a date of purchase on the bottle for your convenience. This way you can keep track of the storage time of the olive oil.