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Black Residue on meat using Kitchenaid meat grinder attachment

I recently started using the Kitchenaid meat grinder. After about a hal a pound goes through, black residue is all over the meat. When I take it apart, there is tons of oil-like back gunk in the meat chamber. I was hoping it may just be a one time thing, but this is the 4th batch of meat I have made and it has just gotten worse. I see others are complaining about it (eg. on Amazon.com reviews). It is coming from inside the machine where the grinder attachment fits into the machine. Second question: Does this happen with regular meat grinders also?

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    what type of oil should i use?

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The guy that said that the meat produces this is full of it since the black reside is the blade friction against the round metal piece with the holes, i had black fine powder all over my mixer without any meat

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This is a common issue with the Kitchenaid food grinder. The black residue is a product of the meat itself.

With Kitchenaid Food Grinder Attachments, it is recommended that the meat be partially frozen before grinding. This is to ensure a quality grind and to make sure the meat holds all its juices while grinding.

If any juices from the meat are leaked into the food grinder, the friction will cause a chemical reaction and turn the juice from the meat into a black substance.

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In most instances, it has a lot to do in the way you clean it. Don't lace it in the diswasher because it with become somewhat 'tarnished' where black-like suit can rub off, and coat the meat.

I discovered Palmolive oxy dish soap (blue bottle) just by trial and error. Put some on a sponge/ (non-metal) scouring pad, and scrub the attachment, it will take off the majority of the gunk that's rubbing off and after a few times of cleaning it, it'll get back to its aluminum luster. Easy remedy to clean any aluminum item.

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  • Audrey Young Nov 17, 2011

    I am having the same problem when trying to make pimento cheese. The grinder is clean and as I continue to put the cheese in, black sludge starts coming out of the holes along with the cheese. What does kitchenAid recommend?
    kwlts@ntelos.net

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