any recommendation for cleaning the molds?
updated by @mariano-garcia: 04/10/15 11:42:32AM
Thanks Sebastian, what is exactly a mold washer? how is it different from a typical industrial dishwasher and who sells it?
I currently wash my molds using a small hobart industrial dishwasher (with no detergent - only hot water at 155 degrees and end with 10 seconds 180 degree rinse for santization) then use compressed air to blow any excess water and leave the molds overnight (face flipped) on wire shelves to dry. In the morning, I store the dried molds in heating cabinets (each fit 150 molds) at 115 degrees for couple of hours, then wipe them with microfieber towel to ensure that the there no cacao butter left on the mold. I go through this process on a monthly basis and it is an extermely exhausting; I am trying to make it more efficient, any suggestion?
Mould washers are machines that wash, rinse and dry moulds.
One of the suppliers:
To be honest we don't have one either.
We are washing moulds manualy at this moment. Mould washer is in the plans for new plant.
I have used Newsmith machines before and they do a very good job. I have no idea about US based suppliers.
If you are using an industrial dishwasher I would suggest looking at your options for rinse cycle, if you can use softened water or some sort of rinse aid you may save yourself a lot of work polishing out water spots. There are detergents suitable for mould washing as well.
With soft water on rinse cycle you should have very little problems with water spots (depending on the actual mineral content of the water) so there may be no need for rinse aid.
Talk to Ecolab about the detergent suitable for use in your situation, they are usually very good at finding the proper solution.