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Old 05-19-2017, 12:22 PM   #11
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This is a silly thought, chueh, since I've never made butter with my food processor, but I wonder: if you make a batch of bread crumbs with your slightly oily feeling bowl, maybe the dry bread would "scrub" the butter residue from the plastic.

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Old 05-19-2017, 01:02 PM   #12
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Let the hottest water you have run into the bowl until the butter melts and washes away, then wipe it with paper towels. That's how I clean my butter keeper.


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Old 05-19-2017, 01:50 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by chueh View Post
Yep, my food processor container is plastic, which was much harder to clean than glass or ceramic bowls.
If we had known you were talking about cleaning a food processor the thread would have made more sense. Put it in your dishwasher if you have one. If not, fill up your sink with hot water, add the processor equipment and add a big glog of Dawn and let it sit for a while. You'll see the butter float to the top. Wash and rinse like anything else.
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Old 05-19-2017, 02:47 PM   #14
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I've had excellent result with Dawn Foaming when it comes to cleaning greasy plastic.
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Old 05-23-2017, 12:23 PM   #15
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I've never made, butter (nor do I have any plans to do so), but I've certainly cleaned a lot of greasy pans and bowls in my life. Good detergent and the hottest water you can stand are the key. And if you have more than the current dishwater can take, then drain it and refill.

Any soap or detergent can only emulsify a limited amount of oil or grease before it is used up. That is usually signaled by the disappearance of the last of the suds. At that point all you can do is start again with a fresh fill of sudsy dishwater. Otherwise, anything you dip in the water will come out with a slippery coating of oil. My wife still doesn't understand this principle that I learned about in high school chemistry 50 odd years ago.

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