Meat grinder cleaning

2ski

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So anyone do anything to clean your meat grinder other than soap and water? I was considering doing a bleach/sanitizer rinse before calling it good to make sure every nook and cranny got covered. The part that kind of worries me is the plastic piece inside the neck? Part of the grinder. You can't really get into the little crevices around it completely. I was thinking putting it in a bleach/water mixture might be a good idea. This is a LEM #8.

What does everyone do?
 

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I take my LEM #8 completely apart, wipe off what I can and then let it soak in real hot soapy water for quite awhile.

Then I'll use a couple different scrub brushes, even a toothbrush, to clean all the parts.
 

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I take it apart and wash it all out with hot soapy water and then put all the parts in the dishwasher.

Unless the grinder parts are rated for dishwasher use, its not recommended to do this. Major aluminum oxidation will take place.

The LEM #8 isnt rated for dishwasher use.
 

Rich M

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Rinse of chunks and fat, then into the dishwasher for my LEM 3/4 hp parts.

Does LEM make an aluminum version? I used to use dishwasher on a cheap aluminum grinder we had, it would get black dust from oxidation, so we'd wash before and after use.
 

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Unless the grinder parts are rated for dishwasher use, its not recommended to do this. Major aluminum oxidation will take place.
Pretty sure mine is all stainless steel. I've been doing it this way for the 14 years I've owned it.
 

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No dishwasher for my Carnivore. Hot soapy water then towel dry. I use a light layer of food grade silicone spray on everything before it goes away.
 

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I put my auger in the dishwasher and it got this black film on it that wiped off. I now hand wash it.
 

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When done grinding I run about a half a loaf of bread through mine. Cleans out most all of the meat chunks. Then warm soapy water by hand with different sized brushes.
 

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I do a very diluted bleach soak after scrubbing with soap and water. Sometimes I’ll chuck the parts in the dishwasher, but usually just hand wash. The first time I get it after storage in the fall I’ll do a quick bleach soak and rinse. That goes for all my processing equipment.


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I take apart, use hot soppy water to get everything off. After I dry it I spray with weston's food grade silicone spray.

I have the cabela's 1HP.
 

dieselchessy

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Full disassembly then hot soapy water and bleach. Then dry real well and wipe down with mineral oil before putting away. Have also used food grade silicone, but mineral oil seems easier.
 
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2ski

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So
I don’t find it hard to clean this part?


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This piece goes inside what I'm talking about. This auger goes into the main unit. And then there's an L shaped part that covers this. Inside that L shaped piece is a piece of plastic and its that, that I'm trying to clean. The rest is easy to scrub with hot soapy water and I'm comfortable with that part.
 
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