Meat Grinder Restoration

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Introduction: Meat Grinder Restoration

I bought this meat grinder from an auction years ago and it was time for a clean up.

Step 1: Disassemble

Disassemble the grinder.

Step 2: Soak

Soak the grinder in household vinegar.

Step 3: Brush

Brush the parts clean and dry.

Step 4: Prep

Prep the parts for painting.

Step 5: Prime

Prime the metal surfaces.

Step 6: Paint

Spray on a few coats of paint.

Step 7: Sand

Rough sand the handle.

Step 8: Stain and Finish

Stain the handle and coat in finishing oil.

Step 9: Plate and Knife

Replace the plate and knife.

Step 10: Reassemble

Reassemble the grinder and run sprouts and garlic through to season the inside.

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    7 Discussions

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    Grindily
    Grindily

    4 weeks ago

    Priming is very important at this step as it will help the coating adheres perfectly to the steel surface and provides extra protection to the steel and makes them durable.

    I also wrote on this topic and I do gave out other ways to clean or restore an old meat/coffee grinder you might want to see.


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    ErikOlsen
    ErikOlsen

    1 year ago

    Do you have a link for the plate and knife?

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    djpolymath
    djpolymath

    Reply 1 year ago

    Sorry, I don't remember where I got them, but there are many places on the internet to source grindre parts.

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    amendez sr.
    amendez sr.

    Question 1 year ago on Step 2

    How long did you soak it in vinegar?

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    djpolymath
    djpolymath

    Reply 1 year ago

    Depends on the strength of the vinegar and the level of oxidation of the object. I usually just give it a little scrape with a copper brush every day to see how it is coming along. It usually takes an average of 3-7 days.

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    sammyscrammy
    sammyscrammy

    2 years ago

    That looks nice. What kind of paint did you use? Also, what does it mean to season the inside? Why use sprouts and garlic?

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    djpolymath
    djpolymath

    Reply 2 years ago

    I used rustoleum metallic spray paint on the outside. Seasoning is just treating the surface with fats and oils to prevent sticking and protect the metal. I brushed the inside a bit with mineral oil before the running sprouts and garlic through. You could use spring onions or anything else you have laying around.