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Bread machine paddle has black streaky stuff

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sirbakesalot's picture

Bread machine paddle has black streaky stuff

Over the years I have gone through many breadmachines.  It seems the bucket and paddle get worn out.  Not too long ago I purchased a Breadman 1060S.  This model had a collapsable Paddle.  Now already too soon, I am finding black stuff around the paddle and in my bough.  Sometimes it is alot.  Does anyone else have this issue?  What other paddle fits on the breadman?  I am tired of spending money on parts and new machines annually!  The non stick aspect of the pan is not desirable either.  I just want to mix dough.  i worry I am eating the non stick surface and some metal filings. 

mrfrost's picture

I experienced the same thing with my Sunbeam bread maker. Of course I stopped using it after that, hoping to find a cheap replacement pan. This was over 4 years ago. Never really bothered to look for a replacement. Just settled on mixing dough by hand.

I always assumed it was some kind of lubricant from a leaky paddle shaft seam/assembly.

yy's picture

Have you tried contacting the company? I had the same problem with a Kitchenaid paddle and the company sent out a replacement free of charge.

sirbakesalot's picture

Yes I did call breadman last night and they are sending replacement parts!! I love that kind of service. 

Kitchen Barbarian's picture
Kitchen Barbarian

Thoroughly clean the post and the inside of the blade where it fits over the post.  Sometimes new appliances have some residue left over on the metal parts from the manufacturing process which can leave grey or black streaks.  Good quality stainless steel will do this on your dinner plates also, which is why even "good" flatware uses a lower grade of metal on the knife blades than on the handles.  I think it's the nickel in the SS that leaves the marks.

ichadwick's picture

This problem was noted in several reviews about the machine on the Canadian Tire site and a few others. It's what made me chose a different machine, but I'm interested in learning if there's a solution. The machine's specs sounded great and if it's solved, I may get one.