We are sorry to hear that you washed your mincer in the dishwasher. It’s not something we recommend. The mincer is oxidizing and turning black. We don’t have a solution to this, but it is worth trying the following:
- Wash off as much as you can of the black residue using hot water and washing-up liquid
- Then place it in a pan and cover it in boiling water
- Pour in one sachet of citric acid per litre of water
- Boil for 30-40 minutes
- Take it out and dry it carefully. Smear cooking oil all over it
We have stopped mincers turning black in this way. But it will never be as nice and shiny as it was before, after it had been steel ball polished. But hopefully it will be usable. Run something through other than expensive meat to start with, perhaps potatoes or onions instead, so that you can get rid of some of the black residue that probably remains inside the discs.