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  1. #1
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    Default Cleaning Stainless Steel strainers

    Okay, last year I bought myself a stainless steel strainer as a birthday present, thinking it would be easier than the nylon bags tied to the buckets. It worked great, but now the big challenge: How do I get the tiny wax, etc. pieces out of the screen?!?

    Coarse screen isn't as bad, a scrub brush did okay. But nothing I've tried o the fine screen seems to work. Any advice?
    “The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.” -Henry David Thoreau

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    I usually just pour boiling water from the kettle over the screen and that seems to do it.

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    Remember, the best way to ruin a SS strainer is to wash them down (or scrub them) going in the same direction as the materials which you are straining. To avoid this mess, always rinse the strainer in the reverse direction, so you don't force particulates into the mesh. I think PerryBees's idea of boiling water should do the trick.

    MM

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