Washing the electric meat grinder of fat and pieces of meat stuck in the grate is not such an easy task: simple manual washing under the tap can take a long time. How to do it faster and what to do if the parts of the device are covered with rust, the article will tell. All Lifehacks do not require expensive detergents or the purchase of new appliance parts: most things are likely to be found in everyone’s home.
How to clean the meat grinder from fatty meat with bread?
When the meat grinder processes pieces of beef or pork, fatty poultry, veins may remain on its walls, as well as the auger. To clean both electric and manual devices from grease, it is not necessary to fiddle with a sponge soaked in detergent for a long time. You can simply grind a piece of bread in it.
Note: models with a reverse will help to get rid of the wires wound on the auger. Such a function is, for example, in Vimar VMG-1 505.
Breadcrumbs will perfectly absorb fat. In addition, he will collect veins and meat remains. After it, it will be easier to wash the equipment even in cold water. By the way, it is not necessary to use fresh bread: dried bread is perfect.
Work: bread knife KN-2321.BR copes even with slicing a stale loaf.
Cleaning the meat grinder using potatoes
Another life hack for cleaning the meat grinder of fat after processing meat is to use potatoes. It also absorbs fat well. In addition, it will help to push out the veins that are wound on the auger. This will be useful if the device does not have a reverse.
So, in order to clean the electric meat grinder from fat easier, you need to peel a few potatoes and pass them through the device. Potatoes must be raw. It will take only a few minutes, and washing the device after potatoes will be much easier than after fatty meat.
Work: you can quickly peel potatoes with a convenient 172 mm JOSEPH JOSEPH vegetable peeler.
How to clean the grate of the meat grinder?
It takes a long and troublesome time to wash the meat clogged with the remains of minced meat using the usual method – in running water. But you can deal with it faster. Below are several ways to clean this element of the electric meat grinder easily and for a short time.
3 handy tools for cleaning the grill:
- A toothpick or a match: you just need to pierce the holes of the disc and push out the remaining meat.
- This can be done with an old toothbrush with stiff bristles.
- Onions or potatoes – pass a peeled and washed onion or potato through a meat grinder (for example, MK-MG1300WTQ): they will push the remains of minced meat through the grate. After that, it will be easier to wash it.
Note: these methods are suitable for disks with holes of any diameter.
An option for advanced users is to make an accessory for cleaning the grill yourself. For this you will need:
- nails – the diameter of their caps, like the nails themselves, should be slightly smaller than the holes of the disc;
- a board made of strong wood so as not to split.
You need to put the grid on the board, drive nails through the disc and remove it – a kind of cleaning brush is ready. Now the meat-clogged disc can simply be put on a board with nails and cleaned in this way.
Interesting: some manufacturers add a ready-made accessory for cleaning the grates to the electric meat grinder. For example, HR2708/40, released by Philips, has one.
How to clean a meat grinder from rust?
Despite the fact that the elements of electrical appliances are made of steel, which is not afraid of corrosion, if they are not cared for properly, the anti-corrosion coating of the grates and knives can be damaged.
Are the metal parts of the meat grinder rusted? Do not rush and buy new ones: you can fix the problem yourself.
For example, ordinary table vinegar (9%) will perfectly remove rusty plaque: you just need to pour it into a container and put the rusted thing there. In just a few minutes, the rust will fall off the parts in pieces. Cleaned accessories should be rinsed with clean water and wiped well.
Work: so that rust does not form again, after cleaning, the nozzle should be lubricated with oil (sunflower or olive) and wrapped in a dry towel.
Another option is salt (or soda). It is necessary to rub all the details. And if you add a little lemon juice to the soda, the cleaning will go faster due to the chemical reaction, and the nozzles will acquire a pleasant citrus aroma.
Drying the meat grinder
In order not to damage the anti-corrosion coating of the nozzles, do not use hard sponges or metal nets when washing them. It is also better not to use acid cleaners.
Work: most nozzles of modern meat grinders can be washed in a dishwasher – in it they are not only perfectly cleaned, but also completely dried.
In order for the metal parts of the electric meat grinder NOT to rust, it is important not only to wash them properly, but also to dry them properly. When the components are washed, you need to thoroughly dry each of them by wiping with a towel. It is not recommended to leave them to dry in the open air: this can lead to corrosion.
The tips from this article will help you easily and quickly clean the meat grinder from fat, and its main components – knives and grates – from meat residues. The opposite rust can also be dealt with effortlessly. And proper washing and drying will not give it a chance. It is better to store the accessories of the electrical assistant in a perfectly dry cabinet. A good idea is to put the nozzles in a paper bag or put them in a plastic container filled with rice: the grains absorb moisture well.