Can anyone recommend a food safe solvent for cleaning a coffee roaster?
The parts I want to clean are the drop shoot and the ventilation chamber and fan, basically a layer of oils and chaff particles. My initial thought is to use Fantastic, but I dont want to contaminate the machine at all. I like using a bleach and water solution to clean surface areas, but the oily buildup has me looking for an alternative.
What do you all use to clean your roaster?
not to familiar with roaster but sound like a oven clean would do the work. make sure you read the instruction and you try on small part first but usualy those cleaner burn at 400 f so you run you roaster empty for few hours and should be all clear.
Ill look into that, the only complication I could see is getting the parts that I'm cleaning up to that "burnoff" temperature. The roast chamber definitely gets that hot, but the exhaust and intake parts may be a bit cooler. Nothing a thermometer won't confirm.
Have you considered Simple Green?
For all the parts where nothing burns, I've always used simple green.
For all the exhaust stuff I was just taught to use whatever combination of wire brushes, scrapers, chisels, grinding wheels, etc it takes to work the stuff off of there. Never used any cleaning solvents.