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Do you know where I should be able to locally find food grade silicone grease? I went to the only specialized espresso machine store in Ottawa and they don't sell it. I went to a specialized hardware store and they had silicone grease for food processing equipment, but it was not intended to be in direct contact with food (it mentioned to call a doctor if ingested). I also called a stored specialized in food equipment and they did not have any...
It would be unfortunate if I had to end up paying $30 in shipping fees for a $3 tube of silicone grease...
Are these larger tubes of the same food grade stuff? http://www.ebay.ca/itm/NEW-DOW-CORNING- ... 1021166253
It's the same product, sold in a larger format. One of those tubes would probably last me a lifetime.
Home Depot and Lowes or any plumbing supply sells grease designed to lube o-rings and cartridge type faucet parts. Its very cheap and I cant imagine why it would not work for espresso machines given its designed to work for potable hot water.
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Dow 111 is a valve lubricant and sealant designed for o-rings and faucet applications so as long as the home improvement store is selling NSF grade O-ring grease it should be fine.
LMWDP # 272
LMWDP # 272
FYI: For those in Europe, Molykote 111 = Dow Corning 111 (i.e., Molykote and Dow Corning are registered trademarks of Dow Corning Corporation).