The Layman's Guide to NLGI Grades

Guide to NLGI GradesUnderstanding NLGI Grades can be a bit daunting to the average person. What does it mean when your grease has an NLGI Grade 00? In order to help the layman understand them, we've
included a chart here that compares NLGI Grades to something everyone can relate to - food. So go ahead and dig in!

NLGI Grade Food Comparison   
NLGI GradeWorked Penetration After 60 Strokes at 25°C(0.1mm)AppearanceFood Consistency Comparison
000 445-475 Fluid Ketchup
00 400-430 Fluid Applesauce
0 355-385 Very Soft Brown Mustard
1 310-340 Soft Tomato Paste
2 265-295 Moderately Soft Peanut Butter
3 220-250 Semi-Fluid Vegetable Shortening
4 175-205 Semi-hard Frozen Yogurt
5 130-160 Hard Smooth Pate
6 85-115 Very Hard Cheddar Cheese Spread

This table was originally sourced from a release by National-Spencer, Inc.

 

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