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Offline Pizzaboyo

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Aluminium peel
« on: March 24, 2012, 06:48:52 AM »
Hi folks, I've recently made my own peel from a piece of aluminium and it looks and works great BUT how do I clean it?? I polished it up with a bit of steel wool when I made it and washed it down with warm soapy water,I felt this was all necessary after making it in my shed. My problem is after washing it when I dry it with paper towel it leaves the towel black(ish) I feel I need to possibly give it a good buff and polish to remove this but have no idea what to use, any ideas please? I post a pic of the peel when I get a chance 'cos I'm so proud  ;D
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Re: Aluminium peel
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2012, 09:47:47 AM »
I never do any more than clean it off with a scouring sponge and a little soap and water and wipe it off with a paper towel. Most of the time I don't do that much.
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Re: Aluminium peel
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2012, 09:58:45 AM »
I've just found out from a friend that the aluminium is "adonised" so its back to google again to find out more.
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Re: Aluminium peel
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2012, 10:33:16 AM »
Thats perfect anodized is what you want if you can get it.  The GI metals aluminum peels are all anodized.
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Re: Aluminium peel
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2012, 10:44:31 AM »
Thats perfect anodized is what you want if you can get it.  The GI metals aluminum peels are all anodized.
But if I wet it to clean it and rub it with a white cloth it gets black, I'm afraid I will poison myself  :o
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Re: Aluminium peel
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2012, 12:38:19 PM »
Sorry but the residue you are getting is aluminum oxide from bare metal and will continue to do the same. It is a different form of aluminum oxide that is created in anodizing. anodizing creates a very hard surface on the metal.
Don

I've just found out from a friend that the aluminium is "adonised" so its back to google again to find out more.

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Re: Aluminium peel
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2012, 01:10:51 PM »
Sorry but the residue you are getting is aluminum oxide from bare metal and will continue to do the same. It is a different form of aluminum oxide that is created in anodizing. anodizing creates a very hard surface on the metal.
Don

So he said "oxodised" not "adonised"  :-[ anything I can do with it Don?
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Re: Aluminium peel
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2012, 08:08:22 PM »
Friend, You have nothing to worry about health wise. Bakers use aluminum pans all the time for baking on, it's completely save to use your peel.
Don

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Re: Aluminium peel
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2012, 10:24:35 PM »
Pizzaboyo,

I donít think you have anything to be afraid of either with using your aluminum pizza peel.  All my pizza pans do the same thing after they are scrubbed.  I can always see residue that looks like what you describe when scrubbing the cheese and grease off of the pizza pans.

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Re: Aluminium peel
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2012, 06:19:57 AM »
Thanks for that folks,great news  ;D
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Re: Aluminium peel
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2012, 04:53:19 PM »
I stick mine in the fire if it get gunk on it, but normally, nothing.

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Re: Aluminium peel
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2012, 06:27:52 AM »
Here it is folks, it doesn't look great but it's my baby  :chef:
http://i39.tinypic.com/65ml3t.jpg
« Last Edit: March 31, 2012, 06:32:37 AM by Pizzaboyo »
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Re: Aluminium peel
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2012, 06:33:37 AM »
I've tried to post the pic properly but failed,sorry  :-[
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Re: Aluminium peel
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2012, 06:36:36 AM »
Now??
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Re: Aluminium peel
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2012, 07:10:27 AM »
Good morning, That's much better. I use this free download for resizing for posting:  http://www.imageoptimizer.net/Pages/Home.aspx
Don

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Re: Aluminium peel
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2012, 11:56:48 AM »
Cheers Buceriasdon, I used http://tinypic.com/ but couldn't figure out the rest but got it finally  ::)
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