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January 8, 2007 4:15 PM Subscribe
Have I ruined my expensive blender by soaking it in washing soda?
posted by davar to home & garden (14 answers total)
I have a Bamix hand blender. A while ago I did not clean it immediately and it was hard to clean, so I put it in a bowl with washing soda (just like I do with pots and pans that are hard to clean) and let it stand for about a day. I now know that that was not a smart thing to do.
Now the "head" (the round thing you see on this picture
) is a very dark grey, instead of the shiny metal color it was before. It seems like the dark gray is a layer on top of the metal. The inside of the head, where you put the blades, has white and at some places a bit yellowish stains. I cannot wipe this away.
What happened and more importantly: can I repair this?