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sanitizing meat grinder parts

What is your method? My Kitchen Aid meat grinder attachment, for the most part, comes apart and the pieces are easily cleaned. The only exception is the main housing where the auger is inserted and the meat is funneled through. That part takes some clever finger reaching and vigorous shaking with water to dislodge any food parts.

Anyway, after doing my best to clean with dish soap, I do a soak in hot water with about a tbsp of bleach to kill any bacteria. Is there a better way? do you guys know of any food grade sanitizing solutions that you like to use?

asked by Benny over 4 years ago
5 answers 5001 views
A9f88177 5a41 4b63 8669 9e72eb277c1a  waffle3
added over 4 years ago

KitchenAid says their grinder, excluding the plates and blade, is dishwasher safe. Running hot water seems to do a fine job of dislodging visible residue and then into the dishwasher it goes (including the plates and blade). Many years, no problems.

A note about sanitizing: There are a number of brands of chlorine bleach containing less than the standard 6% sodium hypochlorite. That marketing gimmick presents a hazardous situation for our purposes so beware.

1 Tbs. / quart @ 6%

8a5161fb 3215 4036 ad80 9f60a53189da  buddhacat
added over 4 years ago

18 years with my KitchenAid meat grinder going into the dishwasher. Same as ChefOno, no problems.

19f2e275 c635 488f 8322 530158a23e00  food52
added over 4 years ago

No dishwasher in the house. I do all dishes by hand :(

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added over 4 years ago

I'm not sure what the KA attachment looks like, but to clean my manual meat grinder I use a cheap toothbrush and dish liquid plus lots of scalding hot water.

A9f88177 5a41 4b63 8669 9e72eb277c1a  waffle3
added over 4 years ago

Two words then: Bottle brush

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