mariano garcia
@mariano-garcia
03/08/15 12:04:36AM
61 posts

any recommendation for cleaning the molds?

 

thanks


updated by @mariano-garcia: 04/10/15 11:42:32AM
Ash Maki
@ash-maki
03/09/15 11:04:09AM
69 posts

Try a hair dryer and microfiber cloth...

mariano garcia
@mariano-garcia
03/10/15 12:08:27AM
61 posts

gracias muchas!

Greg Gould
@greg-gould
09/09/15 01:04:15AM
68 posts

Its 2015 and this is thr best we can come up with.

Tony.n
@tonny
09/09/15 07:52:37AM
54 posts

What if someone have 1000 molds is there a more pratical solution?

Sebastian
@sebastian
09/09/15 11:38:23AM
754 posts

a mold washer.  or lots and lots and lots of hair dryers?

Tony.n
@tonny
09/09/15 09:27:56PM
54 posts

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?


updated by @tonny: 09/09/15 09:50:11PM
Peter3
@peter3
09/10/15 02:52:38AM
86 posts

Mould washers are machines that wash, rinse and dry moulds.

One of the suppliers:

http://www.newsmiths.com/product-category/chocolate-mold-washers/

Tony.n
@tonny
09/10/15 08:38:03AM
54 posts

Thanks Peter, my bar operation is too small for this machine, any smaller version of this one (preferably with a US based supplier)?

Peter3
@peter3
09/10/15 07:30:20PM
86 posts

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.

 

Tony.n
@tonny
09/10/15 10:05:53PM
54 posts

I have an industrial water softner in place - I have used in the past Ecolab rinse aid; but not with the molds (as I was worried to use any chemicals that can damage the molds)

Peter3
@peter3
09/10/15 11:35:19PM
86 posts

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. 

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