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Black powder on garlic press?

RossDeb2

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I have a customer that has a garlic press purchased years ago, that has a black powder residue all over it. It coats her hands when she tries to use it. (I'm not sure why she did not send it back right away?) Has anyone seen a powdery residue like this on any of our products?
 

raebates

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I've never seen or heard of anything like that. I do know that sometimes the metal will leave black marks on things, but that's not a black powder.
 

pkd09

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I know black powder on fresh garlic is mold. Has she been using old garlic?
 

RossDeb2

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No. She said that it was fine for a while and then it just appeared. It was enough to cover her hands when using it. I referred her to customer service.
 

Jenn822

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I'm going to guess it's environmental - not anything to do with the product itself. I would have sent her to customer service too - let them tell her that it's not PC's issue. Lol
 

BethCooks4U

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I've seen that happen with the ice cream dipper if it's been put in a dishwasher. Maybe the same kind of thing?

BTW: I saw an ice cream dipper on eBay for sale and the pic looked like it was old, darkened, and discolored like it had been in the DW - what people try to sell! [shaking head] And I bet someone buys it too.
 

BethCooks4U

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I've seen that happen with the ice cream dipper if it's been put in a dishwasher. Maybe the same kind of thing?QUOTE]

I put my garlic press in the dishwasher all the time. Are you not supposed to?

Yes. It is dishwasher safe. I was just trying to find reasons it would have happened and I know the ice cream scoop (also metal) has that happen.
 

debbie mc

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I had a garlic press (non PC) that did get a black powder residue as you describe, on it. And I did put it in the DW all the time....this was before I was introduced to PC and shown the error of my ways when it comes to kitchen tools :D I threw my non PC one away and got myself a "proper" garlic press:D

Perhaps the old PC garlic presses were not supposed to go in DW - you mentioned it was purchased years ago....how many versions has PC made? Just taking a stab in the dark here....

D.
 
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The same thing is happening to me with my very old garlic press. I usually don’t Put it in the dishwasher but my children recently have. It is over 15 to 18 years old. And now my garlic is even starting to come out with some residue on it besides my hands. How do I get in touch with customer service?
 
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