Making old metal food safe.

  1. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark If in doubt ask. Same rules for everyone

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    I got this today. Mrs TYA has been after one for a while now. To be used for Brownies and Rainbows.


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    The plan is to use it make dough stands to allow the small humans to make things.

    Now we all know what small humans are like.
    They will but things into their mouths.
    This leads on to my question.

    How can it be made safe?

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    I know it needs to be cleaned up.


    But how to seal it?

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    This rust looks like it was transferred from the screw to the enamel finish.

    Advise please.
     
  2. Wallace

    Wallace Member

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    Should chew little fingers up nicely! :D
     
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  3. hotponyshoes Member

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    Do you mean safe as in choking hazard from small parts or food safe as in contamination?

    If the latter I would scrub off anything loose with one of those green scouring pads (or scotchbrite) then give it a good dose of antibacterial spray and rinse off. Or just bung it in a dishwasher.

    Raw chicken is a danger but you can't catch much from eating raw dough combined with rust.
    Indigestion probably but not from the rust part.
     
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  4. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark If in doubt ask. Same rules for everyone

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    Food safe.
    There is a concern that small humans will but the dough in their mouths.
    A Big human is going to be programmed to operate the mincer.
     
  5. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark If in doubt ask. Same rules for everyone

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    I should of said a "Grown up" will be operating the mincer and small humans will be using the salt dough.
     
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  6. eddie49 Member

    Chuck it and replace it with the slightly more modern plastic Spong.
    BTW, you need two of those perforated metal cutting discs.
     
  7. hotponyshoes Member

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    Ps, if by brownies you mean the girl guide type rather than the cookie type it might need to be a bit cleaner.
    At home baking cookies it would be fine but rust does not come under food safe as it can harbour lots of bacteria.

    Mine looks a bit like 20190910_193646.jpg that but is alloy rather than enamelled. Maybe strip the enamel if it won't clean up? Or try an oven cleaner spray on it first.
    Citric acid or coke cola to clean up the steel parts.
     
  8. hotponyshoes Member

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    Yes, you do need 2 of the metal discs.
    I would also try using it before spending too much time cleaning it up. They are pretty useless.
     
  9. johnik

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    i remember my mother using one of them when i were a lad, i dont remember dying from eating stuff that went through it :whistle:
     
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  11. Maker

    Maker nEw mEmBeR

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    Just wash it thoroughly, they won't eat much salt dough before they realise it's disgusting. :whistle:
     
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    RonA specialist in repairing sealed for life equipment

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    Not if he wants to make strands of dough - I intially couldn't figure out why someone would want to mince dough, which is what it would do with two - just needs the fixed one.
     
  14. jimbo84 Member

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    Should be good for them, a bit of extra iron in their diet :laughing:

    As said above clean the rust off and give it a good wash and I reckon it'll be fine.
     
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    Ah! Is that why they called John Gotti " Teflon Don" :scared:

    Bob
     
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  17. bigegg

    bigegg I drink and I know things. Its what I do.

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    i bought one at the bootie.

    into a pan of boiling water for an hour, then soaked it in a bucket of bleach for a day.
    ran it through the dishwasher, and never worried about it.

    mum uses it regularly: usually for apples. :rolleyes:


    i'd've thought a wipe over with a non-toxic worktop oil would be as good as anything - i assume it'll be washed regularly? and if not, discard the first 6in of dough
     
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    I can't be the only one who thought
     
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  19. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark If in doubt ask. Same rules for everyone

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    I think the adults at rainbows would like to do that to a few.
     
  20. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark If in doubt ask. Same rules for everyone

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    Thanks for the advice.
    I am going to de-rust the metal work.
    Then hot beech.

    Then let the unit use it.

    That makes it some one else problem.

    I agree, not much salt dough will be eaten. But there was a adult who panic/worries about issues like this.
     
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