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Offline GymPrincess

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food on bottom of thermomix concern
« on: May 08, 2012, 07:14:35 am »
Hi all! My thermomix is about 5 weeks old. I am noticing a build up on the bottom of the bowl- I have cleaned and cleaned it, I have tried vinegar etc. I have a thermomix brush. I have also tried elbow grease and a soft cloth. How much build up is too much? Do you have any build up on the bottom part of your thermomix or is it spotless? I am working on the idea that it would be better to keep it spotless as this buildup will get harder to clean off but I am really struggling to clean it off. ANy other suggestions to remove this? Cheers Nicole

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Re: food on bottom of thermomix concern
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2012, 07:19:59 am »
Did you do the one hour vinegar clean from the EDC? That usually loosens up any stuck on food at the bottom of the bowl. I find putting the bowl in the dishwasher easily gets rid of any stuck on food.
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Re: food on bottom of thermomix concern
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 08:25:55 am »
are you able to take a photo of it and post here?
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Re: food on bottom of thermomix concern
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012, 09:01:00 am »
GP, I've had my original bowl for 3.5 years and have never had a build-up on my bowl.  I make sure it is spotless after each time I use it and if need be, clean it with Gumption and a wet cloth or a non-scratch scourer.  Occasionally I do the vinegar clean but it is not needed very often. Whenever I make the Lemon Cleaning Concentrate, it sparkles beautifully.
Here's a photo of my second bowl on the left which is only used occasionally and the original on the right which has been used constantly for all these years.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2012, 09:17:30 am by judydawn »
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Re: food on bottom of thermomix concern
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2012, 09:25:02 am »
Omg JD my bowl and blades have burnt marks on them, Did the lemon concentrate and still the same
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Re: food on bottom of thermomix concern
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2012, 09:40:15 am »
I just pull the bowl apart and use a bit of Gumption when it needs it.
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Re: food on bottom of thermomix concern
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2012, 09:59:39 am »
Will Ajax do?
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Re: food on bottom of thermomix concern
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2012, 10:50:55 am »
Paste or powder DG?
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Re: food on bottom of thermomix concern
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2012, 10:54:51 am »
I also use a little gumption on a soft cloth on the bottom of my bowl.

I've never done the vinegar one hour clean, but occasionally I put a tray of ice-cubes into the bowl along with a lemon cut into quarters, slowly work my way up to speed 10 to blitz the ice and lemon, then I set it on varoma temperature on a fairly low speed for around 7 minutes.  The blades and bowl sparkle after this  :)
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Re: food on bottom of thermomix concern
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2012, 10:57:41 am »
Not heard of that one before Katie, easy too.
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Re: food on bottom of thermomix concern
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2012, 11:21:37 am »
I use the magic eraser inside my TM, I have never had any problem with burning. And both bowls are spotless inside still.
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Re: food on bottom of thermomix concern
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2012, 11:29:05 am »
Paste JD.
Mandi I did buy a magic eraser but too scared to lose it after someone here's aid it is harmful.
Like your idea Katie.
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Re: food on bottom of thermomix concern
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2012, 11:38:10 am »
soon as I finish cooking for instance mince I boil a kettle and put a healthy dose of dishwashing liquid in the tmx with the boiled water and let it sit.  Very easy to cleean in sink an hour later
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Re: food on bottom of thermomix concern
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2012, 12:00:59 pm »
I give mine a bit of a scrub with a nylon scourer, after soaking for an hour in washing up liquid and hot water.  (Don't forget to remove the blades first  :D )

Always comes up a treat.
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Re: food on bottom of thermomix concern
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2012, 12:03:01 pm »
I'd try the Ajax paste DG. On second thoughts, after reading Chookie's posting - forget it and just buy some Gumption. ;D
« Last Edit: May 08, 2012, 01:33:52 pm by judydawn »
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