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post #1 of 10
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We just got an airbrush dedicated to chocolate and coca butter. It's the kind with the glass bottles that screw onto the bottom. Anyway, how do I clean it? Do I use water-based airbrush cleaner? Is there cleaner specific to cocoa butter/chocolate? What's the easiest method? 

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 10

I going to guess you mean an inexpensive badger airbrush?.....cause I don't think the expensive ones have glass bottle feeds.

 

I clean mine by running hot dish water through it or wiping it with a soapy rag. It's a really forgiving easy to clean brush! I have submerged my pen in dish water to clean around the inside rim and never had any problems. Because the chocolate doesn't feed through the needle/air spray the pen really doesn't need deep cleaning or special cleaners. You can just plain hot water with-out dish soap too.

 

Keep in mind these are cheap airbrushes so they don't last forever. But here's a good tip (I've learned the hard way) in time when you brush breaks KEEP it! So when the next brush breaks you can use the old one for parts. Because you can't buy replacement parts for the cheaper model.

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thank you.

So there are no issues running water through and then using it for chocolate? I was worried I'd have issues with the chocolate seizing...
post #4 of 10

Dry out the areas before putting fresh chocolate in it, air dry or use a cloth. Wipe the glass jars and brush top than blow air through the plastic suction tube to dry it.

post #5 of 10
Spraying chocolate - how cool. May I ask what kinds of things you're doing?
post #6 of 10

I assume your asking the OP........but since they haven't responded I will. You can do almost everything with chocolate through the right air brush as you would with a regular air brush.

 

Currently I'm not doing anything with it, but I have in the past.

Quick example: theses are cheesecakes I airbrushed the pattern on them with chocolate.

post #7 of 10

I love your little cheesecake purses!!!

post #8 of 10

Thanks.

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thank you for the cleaning advice, Stitches!

post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by Stitches View Post
 

I assume your asking the OP........but since they haven't responded I will. You can do almost everything with chocolate through the right air brush as you would with a regular air brush.

 

Currently I'm not doing anything with it, but I have in the past.

Quick example: theses are cheesecakes I airbrushed the pattern on them with chocolate.


Those re so cute! Thanks for the info.

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