Why wasn't the need for silicone spray mentioned in the description? At least we could have ordered it with the unit
Just received our grinder and ground raw chicken, worked great. It has been washed and ready to go again. The instructions state that it needs silicone spray used before each use. Why wasn't this mentioned in the description of the unit. We need to use it, and are concerned that without the silicone spray we might compromise the unit. Looks like you can only order it on line, is the silicone spray necessary? Do any local stores carry this spray.. such as wall mart, home depot?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
on Prago Weston Heavy-Duty Electric Meat Grinder
Use WD-40. OR.................
If you are in Monrovia CA go to you local 99 Cent store. They have cans of silicon spray for - you guessed it 99 Cents.
The silicon spray is to prevent rust on the grinding wheels and for nothing else.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
I don't think there is a need for silicone gel as I did not use it for last one month and there is no damage to the machine. Secondly, you don't want to eat silicone gel with the grinding mix. Enjoy cooking!
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
I just use Spam spray and it works fine
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
The silicone spray is not necessary. You do need to oil the moving parts (like the blade, cutting plates and housing) i spray mine with cooking oil after i wash & dry them and keep everything in a Ziploc bag so it doesn't rust and is ready for the next use. I would think that occasional lubrication where the housing meets the motor would be a good thing (and silicone spray would be best) but i have ground hundreds of pounds of various meats through this thing and have not lubed it once and have had zero issues.
I'm using mine without any silicone spray. Just wash and dry it.
We use PAM on this unit and our old-fashioned hand grinder and found it works quite well.