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Pampered Chef: Stinky Silicone brush?

  1. susanr613

    susanr613 Senior Member Gold Member

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    Hello:

    I just signed up and am trying the New Consultant recipes. I wish I had taken photos of my 11-year old son and his 13-year old friend helping me "rehearse"! :D

    Anyway, I used the Silicone Basting brush to coat my pizza crust with oil and garlic....and now the brush reeks of garlic. I tried handwashing and the dishwasher.

    Any suggestions before I buy another brush to use with sweets?

    Thanks so much!!!

    Susan
     
    Nov 19, 2007
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  2. janetupnorth

    janetupnorth Legend Member Gold Member

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    Wash it with vinegar - I use that for everything else... ;)

    Have you put it through a dishwasher yet?



    BTW, this thread is just BEGGING for a parody - I am so trying to resist it...
     
    Nov 19, 2007
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  3. susanr613

    susanr613 Senior Member Gold Member

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    Thanks - looking for more tips

    Hi -

    Yes, I did put it thru the dishwasher...it smells faintly of Electrasol and strongly of garlic.

    As for a parody...go for it! ;)
     
    Nov 19, 2007
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  4. floccies

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    If the vinegar doesn't work try a soak in warm water and baking soda. Next, send it through the dishwasher again.
     
    Nov 19, 2007
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  5. janetupnorth

    janetupnorth Legend Member Gold Member

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    Hopefully one or the other will work!
     
    Nov 19, 2007
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  6. janetupnorth

    janetupnorth Legend Member Gold Member

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    Bumping for those who missed the parody. ;)
     
    Nov 20, 2007
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  7. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

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    I had the SAME PROBLEM!

    First of all, in retrospect, I should have realized one clove of garlic was PLENTY! Second, I shouldn't have let it sit in my dishwasher overnight before running it!

    I tried soaking it in baking soda water.

    Ran it through the dishwasher more times than I can count.

    Did the product training on-line .... found out that the head COMES OFF so tried just cleaning the head ... it still smelled like garlic!

    FINALLY called HQ and asked for a replacement, saying "How can I tell customers it doesn't retain odors when it does?"

    They told me to throw the old one away and they would send me a new one because it was within my first 30 days.

    (Instead, I gave it to a friend who really doesn't care what it smells like. Truthfully, I was afraid it wouldn't come in before my next show, but it did.)
     
    Nov 20, 2007
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  8. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

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    Well, got new brush out, made the garlic pizza again, came home, rinsed the brush, doused in soap ... soaked in baking soda water, ran through dishwasher twice, and guess what happened??

    Still stinks!

    I'm sure it will fade soon!
     
    Nov 27, 2007
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  9. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    I wonder if there is a bad batch. I've used my several times to coat with oil and garlic and never had it smell. And usually it doesn't go into the dishwasher right away either. I don't know what to tell you!
     
    Nov 28, 2007
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  10. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Have you tried letting it sit overnight in a glass of vinegar? Couldn't hurt.
     
    Nov 28, 2007
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  11. feather18

    feather18 Member

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    LOL! Yes i know, mine still smells liek BBQ, for the aloha pizza, and sad thing is , when they use it, they usually mention something like, oh this smells, dang do you wash your dishes?? YES! but i guess it is just one of those things. I guess dont let your dishes sit and sit. wash it immediatly after use. and maybe that could cut down on smell.

    and about the perody? Got no idea.. fill me in.
     
    Nov 28, 2007
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  12. lkprescott

    lkprescott Veteran Member Silver Member

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    My silicone brush stank after the first time I used it with garlic. I just handwashed it REALLY well... scrubbing and grinding the dish detergent in really really well and washing it until it abated. I now wash it IMMEDIATELY after using it on something stinky and it seems to be just fine. I wouldn't rely on a dishwasher... the nice thing too is you can demo how well it hand washes even with really rough handling. Most folks with a pastry brush know all too well how easy it is to lose bristles with 'traditional' brushes. After seeing ours 'manhandled' with my cleansing efforts, they kinda sell themselves.

    As for parody, it was parodied... I think that thread sank down but I think it was something like Stinky Silicon Breast...
     
    Nov 28, 2007
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  13. Kitchen Diva

    Kitchen Diva Legend Member Gold Member

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    Susan, The SAME thing happened to me! I soaked the brush in a baking soda and water paste for 10 hours, then soaked it in vinegar, tried soaking it in a concentration of soap, 409 and other various things I thought would help, and do you know what?
    There was a TINY, MICROSCOPIC piece of garlic stuck in between some of the bristles! LOL I'm like for crying out loud! I was going nuts that I couldn't seem to get the stink of garlic off of it. Pull that thing apart bristle by bristle until you find the culprit! :)

    Best of luck:D
     
    Nov 28, 2007
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  14. janetupnorth

    janetupnorth Legend Member Gold Member

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    Yeah it was my lame parody...maybe I'll bump it again just for the heck of it...:D
     
    Nov 28, 2007
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