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Grayish residue in bottom of bowl

Possible Solutions

  • A mechanical polishing process is used in stainless steel bowls to make them shiny.
  • Occasionally, new stand mixer bowls may have residue in the bowl that cannot be removed in the dishwasher or by hand washing.
    • This residue can discolor food items mixed in the bowl and is not harmful.


KitchenAid recommends putting a small amount of olive oil in the bowl and spreading it around inside the bowl.

  • Let this sit for several minutes, then wipe the oil out.
  • After removing the oil, wash the bowl with hot water and a good detergent.

Or, use a mixture of lemon juice and salt, or a baking soda paste to clean the bowl.

  • These are food safe alternatives with abrasive qualities that will adequately clean the bowl.



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