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    Bit of a possibly obvious or silly question here...

    Noticed that my tamper was starting to smell a bit ick from old coffee oils that must have stuck on it somehow, so have given it a wash on the bottom with dishwash liquid and water

    Its a pullman so its stainless (I think anyway) - would dishwashing detergent have any ill efects on the finish or stainless at all in the long term?

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    Re: cleaning tamper?

    Originally posted by 3B233924383F322924224B0 link=1279542946/0#0 date=1279542946
    Bit of a possibly obvious or silly question here...

    Noticed that my tamper was starting to smell a bit ick from old coffee oils that must have stuck on it somehow, so have given it a wash on the bottom with dishwash liquid and water

    Its a pullman so its stainless (I think anyway) - would dishwashing detergent have any ill efects on the finish or stainless at all in the long term?
    Lots of interesting chit chat on this very subject..

    See this post that happened so time ago..

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1220257151

    OR

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1259967195

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      Re: cleaning tamper?

      Originally posted by 362E342935323F24292F460 link=1279542946/0#0 date=1279542946
      Bit of a possibly obvious or silly question here...

      Noticed that my tamper was starting to smell a bit ick from old coffee oils that must have stuck on it somehow, so have given it a wash on the bottom with dishwash liquid and water

      Its a pullman so its stainless (I think anyway) - would dishwashing detergent have any ill efects on the finish or stainless at all in the long term?
      Nothing will happen to it
      Just dont wash the handle if its timber, unscrew it first, and wash only the base

      KK

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      • #4
        Re: cleaning tamper?

        Didnt even think of searching for something like this :-[ as I didnt think it would have been discussed... how wrong I am...

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          Re: cleaning tamper?

          Originally posted by 637B617C60676A717C7A130 link=1279542946/3#3 date=1279620183
          Didnt even think of searching for something like this  :-[ as I didnt think it would have been discussed... how wrong I am...

          I still go the soft polish and TLC with music; to offset the stress.

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          • #6
            Re: cleaning tamper?

            Originally posted by 4A524855494E435855533A0 link=1279542946/0#0 date=1279542946
            Bit of a possibly obvious or silly question here...

            Noticed that my tamper was starting to smell a bit ick from old coffee oils that must have stuck on it somehow, so have given it a wash on the bottom with dishwash liquid and water

            Its a pullman so its stainless (I think anyway) - would dishwashing detergent have any ill efects on the finish or stainless at all in the long term?
            You can do pretty well what you like with European stainless steel as is used in our tampers. Asian stuff tends to be cheaper and is more likely to rust if its allowed to stay wet but thats not an issue for you anyway. Just unscrew whatever handle you have though and wipe that down. Acetal can handle pretty well anything, dishwashing detergent doesnt play too nicely with anodised aluminium and wood you wouldnt want to innundate anyway. Ive been including a care sheet with the tampers for the last couple of years but its on our website anyway http://www.coffeetamper.com.au/products/barista.html#usage and http://www.coffeetamper.com.au/products/deluxe.html#usage.

            Greg

            Greg

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            • #7
              Re: cleaning tamper?

              I just follow a routine outlined by Luca a few years back...

              Just thoroughly dissolve about a half-teaspoon of Cafetto Back-Flush detergent in roughly 250ml of water and pour into a generic spray-bottle of some kind. This mixture will remove traces of coffee from just about anything and certainly from the base of your favourite Tamper, Group Handle, Basket.... You just need to thoroughly rinse off with clean water afterwards and then dry.

              Easy as.... 8-)

              Mal.

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              • #8
                Re: cleaning tamper?

                funny you mention cafetto in a spray bottle mal, its just got me thinking about the simple green cleaner for the Behmor, would probably do the trick as well

                That amount of baked on coffee oils it takes off the behmor is scary after only 5 roasts at a time...

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