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Kerry Beal

Cleaning Old Chocolate Molds

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A bunch of chocolate molds have been boxed up in a basement for a few years - all painted up with a heavy layer of colored cocoa butter and ready to mold. 

 

My first thought was to wash with hot water, my second thought was to run them through the dishwasher on the top rack with no detergent - wasn't much of a success.

 

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This was post hot water wash.

 

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So I decided I needed another approach. 

 

I had some white chocolate, expired in 2017 - still smelled OK but it certainly wasn't prepared to melt easily.  

 

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But add enough cocoa butter and it's amazing what you can get.

 

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Not 100% clean after the chocolate - so I switched over to cocoa butter. Poured into the dirty cavities at around 45º C.

 

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All clean at the end!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wow, that was some stubborn colored cocoa butter! Glad you were able to get it out of your moulds. I like the fish mould — would you mind sharing the mould number and manufacturer?

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7 hours ago, curls said:

Wow, that was some stubborn colored cocoa butter! Glad you were able to get it out of your moulds. I like the fish mould — would you mind sharing the mould number and manufacturer?

Looks like Chocolate World 1192

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