Andersen strongly recommends using only their winch grease when lubricating your Andersen winch. Their winch grease is a high-quality, silicone/Teflon® grease product. Most other types of grease, including "marine grease," are not suitable for lubrication of winches. Non-suitable grease products can cause malfunction, which could result in fatal injuries for the user and others.
Due to the best choice of materials and high precision in manufacturing, Andersen recommends, for normal use, to dismantle, clean and lubricate the winch only once every second year. Under extensive use, such as racing, charter or bluewater sailing, they recommend lubricating the winch at least once every year.