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How to clean a meat grinder after washing in a dishwasher

blackened meat grinderRules exist to abide by them. However, many of us have violated these rules more than once, hoping for the Russian "maybe". But with the meat grinder, as we understand it, this did not work, and after washing it turned black so that now you are in search of tips on how to wash it from this unpleasant plaque. We will try to help you in this by suggesting possible cleaning options and dispelling all doubts as to whether it is possible to wash the meat grinder in the PMM?

Why is the meat grinder darkened?

First you need to understand why the meat grinder has darkened. The reason will allow you to find out whether it can be washed. Without knowledge in the field of chemistry, one cannot understand here. The thing is that the metal from which the device is made reacts with a detergent dissolved in hot water. Most meat grinders are made of aluminum alloy, which interacts well with many substances, even with water.

Inside the dishwasher, conditions are created that accelerate the processes of interaction. On the surface of the aluminum device for its suitability for use, a special oxide film is created, which prevents the metal from collapsing. But this film itself is easily destroyed by the action of strong alkalis, which happens in the dishwasher. With prolonged contact with hot water, the metal begins to darken.

Note! Some old meat grinders are made of cast iron; when washed in PMM, they may not darken. But you should not subject them to such a washing, as cast iron will begin to rust over time.

Most importantly, it’s scary not that the meat grinder was oxidized and covered with a dark coating, but that the metal was partially destroyed. It can enter the human body. Scientists have long been talking about its negative effects on internal organs. Therefore, once again we draw your attention, do not violate the rules for operating the equipment, do not wash aluminum dishes in the dishwasher, and the full list of such dishes can be found in the article What dishes can not be washed in the PMM?

Wash Methods

meat raidIt is impossible to say unequivocally whether it is possible to wash a meat grinder after a dishwasher. Firstly, everything will depend on the degree of darkening and oxidation of the metal, and secondly, it is important what alloy the device is made of. Even aluminum can be different. Therefore, do not despair right away, trusting the words on the forums that the black film is sodium tetrahydroxoaluminate, which cannot be dissolved at home. It may be impossible to dissolve, but who forbids physically cleansing?

We will not puzzle over complex chemical names, and conduct dangerous experiments, but try the available means that are verified by experience. It will help someone, someone - no, the main thing will not get worse. We list these tools:

  • Baking soda. You need to pour it on the wet surface of the meat grinder and rub it with a metal brush. After several such cleanings, the coating will come off and stop smearing, however, there will be no shine of the metal. Just do not boil the meat grinder in a soda solution, make it worse.
  • Soap. Brush the darkened parts for a long time using soap.
  • GOI paste for finishing polishing. It is necessary to apply a paste on the felt fabric and wipe the darkening with effort.
  • Dialux polishing paste.
  • HORS rust converter. This tool is intended for cars, so it’s worth doing the cleaning procedure for the meat grinder only as a last resort, when you try everything.
    HORS rust converter

Important! Tools at hand such as acetic and citric acid should not be used when cleaning a meat grinder after washing in a dishwasher, they are weak and are unlikely to help.

Some tips from the hostesses

After washing the meat grinder in the dishwasher, the housewives immediately begin to look for ways to clean the damaged device, sharing their experience. We have read a single review, here are some valuable tips we could find:metal cleaner

  • Brush with toothpaste. True, the man washed the spoiled meat grinder in this way, apparently applying good physical strength.
  • Use the tool "Shining shine of metals" from the Italian company CENTRALIN. Again, the husband had to wipe the pan using abrasive brushes. He managed all the spare parts in about 20 minutes.
  • Try JIF with a wire brush. As the mother and son assure, they managed to restore the shine to the meat grinder, but there were small scratches.

    ! When washing the meat grinder, wear gloves to protect your skin from gray deposits and the harmful effects of all substances used.

  • Soak in Sprite or Coca-Cola. How much it helps is unknown, since the woman did not share the result.
  • Wash with Sanitol Gloss of steel, and then polish with Biolan, for example. The method is effective and affordable.
  • Soak in hot water with tar soap. As the woman writes, everything leaves itself, you do not even have to rub it.

That's all that we managed to find. Of course, there are also chemical methods, but they are not safe, so we will not describe them. It’s better to remember and tell everyone that you can’t wash the meat grinder in the PMM, no matter how much you would like to. Good luck


12 reader comments

  1. Gravatar Savelyeva Savelyeva:

    She foolishly used all the chemistry that was advised here. About tar tar did not believe, too simple. When nothing helped, I decided to try the soap. I just soaped the sponge and washed it, just like the dishes, with almost no effort. Well, I didn’t believe it) And a miracle happened, the raid was gone. In general, my finish quanium tablets. At that time I decided to save. No more experimenting!

  2. Gravatar Dean Dean:

    This Quantum Finish I used. The result, like everyone else, is a gray coating.

  3. Gravatar Vladimir Vladimir:

    I managed to clean it with a sandblast!

  4. Gravatar Zhek Zhek:

    I managed to wash the antirust (black bottle) in 2 minutes using sanitizer. All the time, taps with this tool are mine. Put, rubbed with a regular sponge and washed off.

  5. Gravatar Alex Alex:

    The point is not in the tablets used (or rather, not only in them!), But in which program they washed. If with a temperature above 50 degrees, then be sure to get this plaque.

  6. Gravatar Daria Daria:

    Just a soda, a sponge and a toothbrush for hard-to-reach places helped! The tablets were Finish Quantum, the temperature is more than 50, the result is a gray coating. Thanks for the information!

  7. Gravatar Yana Jana:

    Filled with vinegar, everything departed without any pain. Good luck everyone!

  8. Gravatar Olga Olga:

    Greetings to all! Moistened a sponge and meat grinder parts, and rubbed them with dry mustard powder. The result pleased
    Without any effort!

  9. Gravatar Denis Denis:

    Clean the soda with a sponge, then grind the goy paste. Like new.

  10. Gravatar Irina Irina:

    The daughter-in-law did not use the meat grinder for a long time, and when she got it out, she saw dark spots on the screw and tube of the Zelmer meat grinder. Soaked in vinegar - in place of spots, depressions formed.
    What is a meat grinder made of?
    And I washed my Zelmer in the dishwasher too - it got dark. What laundered, I do not remember, it was a long time ago. I do not do such experiments anymore)

    • Gravatar Dmitry Dmitriy:

      Most importantly, it’s scary not that the meat grinder was oxidized and covered with a dark coating, but that the metal was partially destroyed. It can enter the human body.

  11. Gravatar Anton Anton:

    I once snatched it off my wife too, when I put the removable parts in the dishwasher. Then there was a meat grinder company "REDMOND". He opened the typewriter and turned pale from the black elements of the “kitchen assistant”.
    I tried it myself: Pemolux, SARMA, vinegar (apple and ordinary), soap, and even Schumannite (it’s kind of called) ... I thought that was it, I was finished. It helped a lot (though not perfectly, but still) a certain remedy, or rather a gel called "Haus Frau". Enough is not an expensive tool and works.
    How did:
    I applied the gel to a clean, slightly damp sponge, processed the “affected” parts in circular motions without much effort and waited about 15-20 minutes, approximately. Next, washed with water slightly warm. Everything. But, for the new year, he presented a new one, and this copy went to the country.

    Good to all! Good luck

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