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I demolded ch. pralines and want repeat. What to do in between?


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  1. I successfully demold finished chocolate pralines.
  2. ???
  3. I pour chocolate into cavities to form shells for my next pralines.

 

Question is simple: what is step 2.? Polish with cottom/ and alcohol/ wash in hot water/ use dishsoap/ do nothing/ somethig else? Does it depend if it was chocolate bar or praline/ if I used coloured CB or not? What if demolding was not that easy or successfull?

 

I always washed in hot water with soft sponge and dish liquid. Dried, polished with cottom and used again. But I read I should clean my molds 1 or 2 times per year only! I thought residual fat will make demolding more difficult and inhibit shine.

 

Where is the truth please? Whats correct?

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2 hours ago, Vojta said:

what is step 2.? Polish with cottom/ and alcohol/ wash in hot water/ use dishsoap/ do nothing

chef's choice!

 

2 hours ago, Vojta said:

Does it depend if it was chocolate bar or praline

no

 

2 hours ago, Vojta said:

if I used coloured CB or not?

no, not if it came out cleanly

 

2 hours ago, Vojta said:

What if demolding was not that easy or successfull?

If chocolate or color has stuck to the mold, it may be easier at some point to just wash it. 

 

2 hours ago, Vojta said:

I thought residual fat will make demolding more difficult and inhibit shine.

 

You don't want residual fat, you want a clean mold. Polishing with cotton will remove any fat, but if your chocolate came out cleanly there should not be much or any residual fat to begin with.

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4 hours ago, Jim D. said:

Simple suggestion:  Do an eGullet search for "cleaning molds."  You will get all the possibilities with people supporting every one of them--from doing nothing between uses to cleaning them with alcohol.

read through some of them but got lost a bit. Thats why I asked

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I’m afraid there is no simple answer.  There are lots of personal preferences and no one answer.  I’m new as well and read through many posts about polishing/not polishing. It might help to make a list of the different recommendations and then give the ones you’re  most interested in a try and see what happens. 

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