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Peeled beater and hook

The flat beater and dought hook for our kitchenaid mixer have lost some of the coating? is it safe to keep using them, or should we get new attachments?

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  • stanthemanal Jan 10, 2009

    Ricardo,

    Thanks for the reply. It makes sense to invest in new attachments rathen than risk any health problem. I appreciate the input. Thanks a lot!

    Stan

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Stan. If you were to keep these attachments soaking in alcohol (rubbing) between uses, I'd say yes, however this would probably make more coating flake off. This coating goes into the food you're mixing. Bacteria will remain between the metal part of the attachment and the plastic coating,where you can't scrub it off.

Replace them. Try to find all metal ones. While you're at it, throw out all cracked plates and coffee mugs too, as these cracks harbour bacteria that will survive normal dishwashing. If you are ever in a restaurant and are served food on a cracked plate refuse it and tell them not to just scrape the food onto another plate.

I spent 13 years in the restaurant business, anytime we came across a cracked plate cup or mug, into the trash it went. food and all. Dont take chances with your health. If you found this solution helpfull, please rate it Good luck. ricardok45

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