How to clean a manual meat grinder?
Manual meat grinders usually do not come in many pieces, which makes them easier to dissemble and assemble every time you need to use them, but can be such a hassle when cleaning them, as the curves and tight corners in their big parts are not easy to clean. The best way to clean a manual meat mincer, after washing its parts in the dishwasher or manually with your hands, is to get different sizes of brushes, from the milk bottle cleaning brushes to toothbrushes even, pass them through the tight parts of the machine, and rinse. You will get great results and your grinder will remain clean and ready for the next use!
How to clean an electrical meat grinder?
It is usually not recommended to put electrical meat grinders’ parts in the dishwasher, as they might rust faster than the manual meat grinders because they include more metal and metal-polished parts. Make sure to wash your electrical meat grinder properly, especially the little pieces, rinse them, then dry immediately with a dry towel, and pay attention to the small pieces, curves, and corners. Leaving your electrical meat grinder’s blades wet, for instance, might cause them to rust fast and become unusable. When you rinse and dry little pieces, like the blades, make sure to keep them apart so they won’t stick together. Do not take out small pieces of stuck meat from the blades with your bare hands as this might cause you an injury, use a brush or a toothbrush, it is much safer and more efficient.
As opposed to the machine itself and the metal parts, it is okay to wash plastic parts of the electrical meat grinder in the dishwasher, but also make sure to double check they are dry enough before storing them again. And like any small pieces, it is better to avoid putting tiny pieces of the grinder, even plastic ones, in the dishwasher, because they might slip into the machine’s small air vents or ventilators and damage it, or simply get lost.
For any kind of grinder, the best way to wash the small parts would be to fill up a bowl with water and washing powder or detergent, dip the small pieces in it, then pour the water off, rinse with clean water, then dry. Just keep the pieces in the water for a few minutes, or else they might rust or wear out.
It is needless to say that your meat grinder’s cleanliness, whether it was electrical or manual, is directly connected to safe using practices. These are very small and simple tips that would hardly require any effort from you. However, if you follow them every time you use a meat grinder, you will guarantee a delicious, healthy, well-cooked meal of well-ground meat, and grinding your own meat at home would be a fun process that you will enjoy time after time.