I work in an Artist’s collective with many of us doing different things. The other night on a 95degree day, someone decided it was a good idea to put a mural in my hallway… painted with SPRAY paint. The building became so toxic, I carried EVERYTHING I could out. But, what was in my 30# machine, was impossible. I’m getting different thoughts but I removed the top 2-4 inches and am planning to use the rest.
My question. Is that enough?
Thank you for the reply. I was able to scrape off the top 3-4 inches from the chocolate in the machine. Luckily I don’t leave it too hot over night so it was semi-solid and easily scraped. I billed the owner for the chocolate and have already received a check. Not bad. I have used the remaining chocolate and it tempers and tastes fine. Disaster averted, but they now know…. no spray painting on my floor! If, there ever is a next time.. they can also pay for my labor to move all my products from the building. Have a great day!
Thanks.. my JKV 30 was covered and turned off when they started. I was cleaning.. the fumes got so bad, I had to wear a mask just to carry my boxes of chocolate out of the building. I tried tempering all but the top layer and its ok.. tastes fine, tempers fine. I just was wondering.
Sounds like a very bad, no good, day. Sorry to hear.
When you say 30# machine I am assuming you are referring to a batch tempering machine. What kind? If the machine was running at the time I would say it’s not worth the risk. Even if it were off and uncovered I would not take the risk. What I would do is contact whoever painted and/or commissioned the mural and explain the situation. I would also recommend covering up your equipment when not in use so something like this cannot happen again.