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    Question Pump parts are ORANGE

    My wonderful husband made me a Valentine's day meal using thick tomato paste, and then put the dishes in the dishwasher without rinsing them out all the way. It's not something we are religious about, so I didn't even think of it when I put my pump parts in there to wash.

    Well, this morning when I went to get them out for work, they were BRIGHT orange, like you get when you store leftover tomato sauce in a tupperware container. It won't wipe off. I ran the dishwasher again, with no improvement.

    I went ahead and pumped this morning, but can anyone think of a reason not to use the milk?

    P.S. The breast shields look like I'm holding a piece of pepperoni on my girls. It's kind of funny, actually.
    Little SW, Aug '09
    Miss MW, Jan '11
    Sir RW, Oct '12
    3 kids in 38 mos

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    Default Re: Pump parts are ORANGE

    if you washed it it should be fine...
    It might take a day or two for the stain to go away.

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    Default Re: Pump parts are ORANGE

    I'd go ahead and use the pump and the milk that results. But it probably wouldn't hurt to give the pump parts a dose of boiling water.
    Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
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    Default Re: Pump parts are ORANGE

    I plan to boil them when I get home tonight - just didn't have time this morning.

    Any other kind of cleaners you guys can think of?
    Little SW, Aug '09
    Miss MW, Jan '11
    Sir RW, Oct '12
    3 kids in 38 mos

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    Default Re: Pump parts are ORANGE

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*jeno View Post
    Any other kind of cleaners you guys can think of?
    A mild acid, like vinegar? Or perhaps something very soapy- sometimes tomato sauce is really oily, in which case you'd want a hydrophobic/hydrophilic cleanser like soap...
    Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
    Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"

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    Default Re: Pump parts are ORANGE

    I remember one time staining the plastic portion of a grater orange with a carrot. Nothing we did would get it out, and we just wrote it off as a lost cause. Then we tried grating some cheese. It worked like an eraser on the carrot stain! Go figure.

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    Default Re: Pump parts are ORANGE

    Cool - thanks mommas!
    Little SW, Aug '09
    Miss MW, Jan '11
    Sir RW, Oct '12
    3 kids in 38 mos

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