Hi! I have been satisfied with Oxiclean. It is low suds, effective, no leftover smell. However I have reason to think it was at least parlly to blame for a pipe clog I had recently. I suspect it formed a preciptate with fat.
If you use it, it has to be in very hot water to dissolve.
I can't see why one could not use dishwaster detergent if the machine gets well rinsed. The whole point is to get milk residue removed. Then there will be nothing for bacteria to work on. Something such as chlorine to kill bacteria is then not required. Just get the machine dry and cover it with a sheet or tea towels to keep off flies.
I rinse my claw first with cold water and then with hot. I use the sprayer nozzle from my kitchen. It fits perfectly in the ends of the claw and blasts the water through at a pretty good clip. Once a week I use my inflation brush and clean the claw and inflations really good with dawn. That's all I do. I've been milking 14 months with this machine with no problems.
We were told not to use anything harsh in a single cow milker because it would damage the hoses and seals. I rinse out everything with warm water and then run your basic kitchen liquid soap through the claw and teat cups and scrub the bucket out with the same soap and a brush.
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I also have found regular Dawn dishwasher detergent to work great. The trick is to wash your machine as soon as possible so the milk doesn't "set". Once a week I throw them in a weak bleach solution after regular washing to kill any extra strong "bugs". This is the second year with this machine and the same inflations and I haven't had any problems. I'll probably have to replace the inflations next year though.
Post by DostThouHaveMilk on Aug 5, 2005 12:20:44 GMT -5
Here, after every milking, we have two buckets set on the ground. The first is a rinse bucket with chlorine in cooler water. You run this through to get the milk out. Then we we have a wash bucket. We use dairy grade soap, of course, since we are a Grade A dairy, and this is in hot hot water. The milker has been rinsed and a quick wash. This is all that is done after every other milking. We always rinse the milkers with that chlorine rinse bucket before milking as well. After every other milking we take each milker almost all the way apart and wash all the parts. About once a week we do a thorough break down and take apart every single piece and wash inside the long hoses. Then again, we milk as many as 20 cows twice a day so ours get used a lot more.
Mostly, I was just mentioning a simple way to rinse and wash the milker between uses. The soap we use is very very strong stuff. HC-10 is what it used to be and that may be what it still is.
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