Meat Grinder Restoration

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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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    ErikO6

    5 weeks ago

    Do you have a link for the plate and knife?

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    djpolymathErikO6

    Reply 5 weeks 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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    djpolymathamendez sr.

    Reply 3 months 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

    1 year 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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    djpolymathsammyscrammy

    Reply 1 year 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.