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Offline marmee

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My bowl
« on: July 02, 2009, 10:09:23 am »
OK.  I have had my TMX for nearly a week now. 

I noticed the bowl, underneath where the knife fits in, there is a brown "rust" looking mark.  Tried to clean it off, then ignored it.

Now, today, I made the spag bog mix from the everyday cookbook.  When I got the meat out after cooking, I noticed it looks as if the meat burnt on the bottom of the bowl?  I didn't think things would burn in there?  Silly me, I guess.

Anyway- as I am making shepherds pie, I then cleaned it out and did the mashed potatoes.

Now there is yet anotehr burnt mark on the bottom, but the potatoes show no sign of burning.  I can't scrub the burnt mark off.

What has happened and how do I clean it?

A go in the dishwasher??
Marmee, intrigued by the TM and living in NSW Australia

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Re: My bowl
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2009, 10:35:11 am »
Things will burn, but usually it is not too hard to remove.  Generally a soak in some water, a bit of bicarb and the gentle scourers like ScotchBrite (? think that's the name?? ) will remove it.  Not going to be rust on Stainless Steel. 

Burning is more likely if the Varoma temp has been used, but also with prolonged 100 degrees with the speed slow can do it.

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Re: My bowl
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2009, 01:07:00 am »
Hi marmee

I sometimes find that the bottom of mine becomes discoloured rather than burnt and cleaning doesn't remove it. But then you cook something else in it (perhaps tomato sauce for pasta?) and it is bright and shiny again. After a while you don't stress about it!

Other than that, my son once managed to stick and burn rice to the bottom which required much elbow grease on my part using stainless steel cleaner but which did in the end shift.
Barb from Aldgate, South Australia

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Re: My bowl
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2009, 01:09:46 am »
I find white vinegar will bring your bowl back nice and shiny  ;D
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Re: My bowl
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2009, 02:09:53 am »
I find white vinegar will bring your bowl back nice and shiny  ;D

Do you do a vinegar rinse and scrub Faffa or cook the vinegar in the bowl with water?

Chelsea  :)

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Re: My bowl
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2009, 04:04:25 am »
I generally just give it a wipe out with vinegar on a soft cloth. Start out with a dry cloth and go for it. Obviously if it is really cooked on I clean it off as much as I can - carb soda and vinegar paste is great too  :)
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Re: My bowl
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2009, 04:24:56 am »
Thanks so much.
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Re: My bowl
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2009, 05:01:49 am »
Thanks all.

The dishwasher removed even more and there is just a bit left.  I bumped into my beautiful consultant this morning and will give the vinegar a go  :) 
Marmee, intrigued by the TM and living in NSW Australia

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Re: My bowl
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2009, 10:52:58 am »
Hi Everyone,
I find that if I get food residue left on the bottom, I need to either turn the speed up slightly or have more liquid in the bowl.
Hope that helps.
Best wishes,
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Re: My bowl
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2009, 12:55:57 pm »
Thanks Marmee - I just got on here to ask about the same thing. I've had my TMX for 5 days and cooked mashed potatoes tonight and it has stuck fast! :( I'm just letting it soak in bi-carb and vinegar and take another look at it in the morning.

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Re: My bowl
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2009, 07:06:19 pm »
I have not burned  anything in the THX (yet) but have burned more than my fair share in other pots & read where you can use a dryer softener sheet to soak the burned  stuff off. It works! I fill the pot with hot soapy water & stick the sheet in and let sit for several hours.
( I use unscented Bounce but I think any would work)

We have very hard water here so I any time I boil water I have a few spots. I have found making Amanda's Gazpacho shines it up nicely and tastes so good.
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Re: My bowl
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2009, 08:05:06 pm »
Regarding the Mash - here in South Africa I tried the mash from the cookbook and it was like white sauce; so then I tried the UK recipe book mthod - much more success.
Recipe:
750gm floury potatoes cut into 2cm cubes
500gm water
1/2 - 1 teaspoon salt
40gm butter
100gm stock
100gm milk or  cream

Place potatoes in internal steaming basket.
Weigh water add salt and insert basket
Cook 15mins Varoma temp speed spoon
Cook until tender - do not mash uncooked potatoes or it will be glue!

Drain potatoes.
Insert butterfly whish and add stock milk cream (or as I do an egg) and seasion to taste.
Mash for 2 -10 seconds at speed 4.

This is the best recipe!

Shayla from Cape Town

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Re: My bowl
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2009, 01:43:05 am »
In Spain we use the metal scouring pad, called Nanas. In fact some people wedge it under the blades and then turn it on spoon soft or speed 1 to clean without doing your nails in! ;D The bowl is made of stainless steel, and I use the metal scouring pad and scrub as hard as I possibly can, it always comes up beautifully clean! However the best thing is to make the washing goo, or dishwashing goo and that will clean it! Guaranteed!
Amanda

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Re: My bowl
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2009, 02:22:19 am »
I asked Grace last week and steel wool is fine to use in the bowl :)
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Re: My bowl
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2009, 02:25:16 am »
I asked Grace last week and steel wool is fine to use in the bowl :)
Now they tell us ??? ??? ??? We've all been so careful not to use anything scratchy on our bowls and all along we could have been using steel wool?  I use the non-scratch scouring pad and find that does the job.
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