I would soak that bearings and the unit in a commercial grade food safe sanitizer. It will penetrate into the housing and remove the bacteria buildup from liquids and make it safe to use again in terms of food safety. We often soak bearings like this and our FDA/USDA/STATE inspectors have approved this under our HACCP and Sanitation Plans.
weston meat mixer parts
I wonder if anyone has the 44 pound meat mixer from Weston. I recently went to use mine and realized I am missing parts. On the opposite side of the handles on the mixer there is the metal piese that you slide in and the 2 screws that you use the allan wrench to tighten. What ever there is after this piece is missing. Can anyone assist so that I can purchase the correct part/parts. Not sure if there was a knob or a spring or just what is gone.
gerygaub I have a Weston 44 lb meat mixer back in the video room, I took it apart and am attaching pictures of what I think is missing, it is just one bronze piece and then the black knob screws into this. It is called a Pivot Pin and I would imagine you could order a new one from Weston.