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Pampered Chef: Stains on Ultimate Mandoline

  1. koima

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    I have had my kit for less than a week and have been using the products to get used to them. I sliced carrots on the mandoline last night, rinsed it off, took it apart, and put it in the dishwasher. I ran the dishwasher after breakfast (it wasn't full last night) and the mandoline is stained orange everywhere the carrots touched - all along the plane, on the crinkle cutter, and on the plunger part that pushes the food down. I scrubbed each piece with dish soap, and then with baking soda, but the orange is not coming off. Is there anything I can do to get the orange off?
     
    Nov 5, 2008
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  2. JAE

    JAE Legacy Member

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    Soft scrub with bleach or some cleaner with bleach? Soak it in water with bleach. What about the stainless cleaner?
     
    Nov 5, 2008
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  3. swinkate

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    I stained my scraper within days of getting it in my kit. I made a chilli to test it wouldn't melt in the hot sauce!!! After several days of bleach and dishwasher cycles I gave up. Support Services sent me a new one.

    I got to keep the old one. After several months of use (and therefore cleaning!) it is now white again!
     
    Nov 5, 2008
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  4. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    I find that Soft Scrub with Bleach is a godsend for the UM! Especially after cutting carrots on it.
     
    Nov 5, 2008
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  5. Yakmama

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    I don't know about the UM- but when my baby's high chair tray is stained with carrots I soak it in bleach water over night. That usually does the trick. Good luck! You might also want to try the plastic cleaner you can buy at the stores. It's cleaner specifically for dishwashers and plastics (like tupperware).
     
    Nov 5, 2008
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  6. koima

    koima Member

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    I'll try a little bleach and see how that works. Thanks!
     
    Nov 7, 2008
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  7. The first time I used mine, it was with carrots and, yes, it stained orange. Funny thing is, after the carrots, I sliced some potatoes. Turns out slicing the potatoes cleaned it right up! No more orange stains! The cleaning power of potato juice, lol.
     
    Nov 13, 2008
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  8. candiejayne

    candiejayne Veteran Member

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    I still haven't used my UM, but these are good tips to know. I've washed it plenty, but we haven't done carrots yet! (My BF won't let me even try the UM cause he loves it so much! I just wanna try it out, guess I'll have to just do it sometime when he's not here, whether I'm gonna cook or not! lol)
     
    Nov 13, 2008
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  9. koima

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    I ran mine through the dishwasher again and it was less stained, and then (like CaribooMom) did potatoes, and that really seemed to do the trick. It does seem to be cleaned up now.
     
    Nov 13, 2008
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  10. pcchefjane

    pcchefjane Senior Member Gold Member

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    I have been intimidated by the UM because so many people said it was so hard. I used it to do carrots the other night and it was EASY! I was amazed. I too had the orange stains but they came off in the dishwasher!!
     
    Nov 13, 2008
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