Forum Activity for @Christina Durta2

Christina Durta2
@Christina Durta2
03/19/12 11:00:59PM
8 posts

Cleaning Chocolate Molds


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Interesting and yes I agree that the washing is a real pain. I went to a class with the technical advisor and they gave out Callebaut promotional materials. Inside it listed common reasons for bloom. Mold cleanliness was listed as a problem. Go figure.

Christina Durta2
@Christina Durta2
02/11/12 03:55:36PM
8 posts

Cleaning Chocolate Molds


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Thank you for your help. I'm going to try that.

Christina Durta2
@Christina Durta2
02/11/12 06:42:05AM
8 posts

Cleaning Chocolate Molds


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Yes, I understand that polycarbonate is mainly used, but there are other higher quality plastics that are being used internally by large confectionerycompanies that are not currently being offered.

Christina Durta2
@Christina Durta2
02/10/12 04:47:50PM
8 posts

Cleaning Chocolate Molds


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

I'm actually going to school right now to learn how to make molds via CAD/CAM/CNC. My hope is to use a different type of plastic that is water resistant and can withstand high heat and chemical soaps.

Christina Durta2
@Christina Durta2
02/10/12 10:38:34AM
8 posts

Cleaning Chocolate Molds


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

I'll have to find the product literature that they gave me. I know it was on there. They listed all the causes of bloom, and that was one of them.

Christina Durta2
@Christina Durta2
02/10/12 10:19:38AM
8 posts

Cleaning Chocolate Molds


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Thank you. I will look that up. Yes, I hate cleaning molds too. I went to a seminar at The Chocolate Academy in Chicago and Barry Callebaut states one of the reasons for bloom is the cleanliness of the molds. I know that alot of people say don't wash them, but for sanitation purposes I think they should. After all you are dealing with dairy products, not just cocoa butter.

Christina Durta2
@Christina Durta2
02/09/12 07:47:03PM
8 posts

Cleaning Chocolate Molds


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

I just made a batch of chocolates that taste great, but have bloom. I am suspecting the problem is the molds were not properly cleaned as there was no bloom on the chocolate on the bottom of the chocolates. I have had similiar problems before.

Does anybody have a suggestion for how to clean the molds really well by hand (I don't have a dishwasher), or is there a good cleaning solution to use?

Thanks.


updated by @Christina Durta2: 04/12/15 05:48:43AM
Christina Durta2
@Christina Durta2
04/30/13 09:45:57AM
8 posts

Custom Chocolate Molds


Posted in: Classifieds

I have a website that is all about how to make custom chocolate molds if you want to learn more about how to do it yourself. See http://www.thechocolatemoldfactory.com/Make_Custom_Molds.html