Best way to clean fine mesh sieves/chinois/etc?

After 10+ years of moderate use my chinois and all my triple-mesh sieves have a handful of tiny pieces of food trapped between the layers. Forcing out those bits with water pressure isn't working, perhaps because my pressure isn't great, and I have had limited success with brushes. Any suggestions? I'm wondering about a baking soda/vinegar treatment, or maybe oxy?

  • Posted by: exit1a
  • August 9, 2015
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3 Comments

Nancy August 12, 2015
I found that soaking something like an enameled iron pan overnight in the baking soda & vinegar solution helped life the miniscule bits that made the pot dirty.
Maybe same time factor would help with many-years use on chinois.
 
maya August 9, 2015
i'd soak them in hot vinegared water for 15 minutes, and then scrub them with an old hard-bristeled tooth brush with a little bit of toothpaste! words wonders for my microplane, so it might work here.
 
exit1a August 12, 2015
Thanks Maya, I'll give it a go!
 
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