Alton Brown - Kustom Kitchen Lube

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

No, it's not for squeaky door hinges. Keep a batch in your pantry to *coat baking pans* and prevent baked goods from sticking. It's so much faster and more convenient than the greasing and flouring business. I use a paper towel to smear it on liberally and haven't had a cake or muffin stick yet. That Alton is one smart man!


  1. Toss both ingredients in a stand mixer and take them for a ride on low speed until the shortening sucks up the flour.
  2. Then hike up the speed to medium to aerate it a bit - just 30 seconds or so.
  3. Store in the pantry in a resealable container and use to lube any type of baking pan by brushing on or smearing around with a clean paper towel.


Most Helpful

I made it with Tenderflake (that's what I had) and all purpose flour. I put it in a pyrex square pan to bake a cake and the cake didn't stick to the pan. Thanks SusieQusie :) Made for bargain basement tag game

Boomette May 12, 2011

Alton Brown is my hero too. But try Kittencal's pan release #78579. It REALLY works, even in fancy fluted pans. I've never had anything stick with that!...Janet

Jezski October 28, 2007

I tagged this in Please Review bcz I love Alton Brown. I tried this with Spectrum's Organic Shortening and whole wheat flour. Not sure if using the whole wheat changed it, but I didn't see a big difference between that and just spraying with cooking spray. I made muffins and one actually stuck. Would love to see someone else review it who used all-purpose flour.

WI Cheesehead October 27, 2007

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