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#1 baker623

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 07:10 AM

I have recently come across an old wine press at an auction. The basket has many years of built up dirt, other then cleaning with a mild soap and water and soaking it in santizier, does any one have any other suggestions for cleaning this. Thanks in advance for your help. john biggrin.gif
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Posted 23 July 2007 - 07:19 AM

I'd never use soap on it, maybe PBW (Professional Brewers Wash I think) sold at wine and beer supply stores. Scrub with that, then thoroughly rinse and then sanitize.
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Posted 23 July 2007 - 10:15 AM

Take it to the car wash and use the preasure washer! ph34r.gif

Then home to the K-Meta solution. smileytoast.gif

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 10:21 AM

soak it in hot water and percarbonate (oxiclean , barrel clean or similar) for a couple of hours and then pressure wash it.

soak it in a strong kmeta solution before useing.

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 10:57 AM

If you happen to work where they have a steam cleaner they will cut through the nastiest stuff ever and kill a host of bad bugs in the process. Then I'd use K-meta. Nice find!

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 07:27 PM

Steam Cleaner or Pressure Washer, whichever... Just make sure that you remember to adjust the settings to NOT use detergents or waxes, etc... Those pressurized machines have enough pressure to DRIVE/FORCE the chemicals into the actual grain/fibers of the wood in the basket. You'll never get the flavors of those chemicals out, if that happens... Thereby requiring you to replace the wooden parts that'll come into contact with the grapes, etc...

We suggest that you only use a garden hose on the press, with whatever the cold water pressure cleans off, etc.

Good find tho... We're jealous. wink.gif

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QUOTE (holepuncher1 @ Jul 23 2007, 12:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Take it to the car wash and use the preasure washer! ph34r.gif

Then home to the K-Meta solution. smileytoast.gif



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Posted 24 July 2007 - 06:44 PM

QUOTE (baker623 @ Jul 23 2007, 08:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have recently come across an old wine press at an auction. The basket has many years of built up dirt, other then cleaning with a mild soap and water and soaking it in santizier, does any one have any other suggestions for cleaning this. Thanks in advance for your help. john biggrin.gif



OOOOHHH my Gowd! Don't even try cleaning it, too dangerous, just send it to me and I will give it a good home! smileycheers.gif lmao.gif
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