How to clean 10 small kitchen appliances
You've got the latest blender, the hottest air fryer on the market, and even a fun mini waffle maker – but when was the last time you gave your trusty appliances a little TLC?
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Let's break it down for you:
- Juicer, Blender, Food Processor: After every use, rinse your appliance, fill half full with warm water, and a drop or two of our Dish Soap. Give it all a whirl for 15 to 30 seconds and rinse. Then, disassemble the appliance blades and lid parts, rinsing them well in hot water, and allow them to air dry completely before reassembling. Once done, unplug your appliance and wipe down the outside of the base with a clean cloth. Pro-Tip: For those hard-to-reach spots, we recommend using a toothbrush!
- Waffle Maker, Panini Press, Grill: Once the appliance has completely cooled, mix warm water with a drop or two of Dish Soap to dampen a clean, soft cloth. Use the cloth to wipe the entire cooking surface and any outside surfaces. For appliances with removable plates and trays, wash in hot, soapy water or place in the dishwasher if recommended by the manufacturer.
- Portable Mixer: Wipe down the mixer each time you use it and periodically between uses. Wash beaters by hand unless they are stainless. Pro-Tip: Automatic dishwashers can discolor brushed aluminum, so be extra careful! Wipe the base with a damp cloth or sponge. You can loosen the buildup with a toothpick if the vent is clogged.
- Toaster Oven and Toaster: Once the appliance has cooled, unplug and carry it to the sink and pull down the crumb tray, letting the crumbs fall in the sink (or turn upside down). Wipe crumb tray and exterior with a soft cloth dampened with warm water and Dish Soap. For toaster ovens, wash the removable tray or toasting rack in hot soapy water, rinse, and remember to air dry after every use!
- Air Fryer: Fill your sink with hot water and a few drops of dish soap, then let the pan and basket soak for about 10 minutes to soften any stuck-on food. Wipe the pan and basket with a scrubber sponge to remove food bits and grease buildup. Wipe down the outside of the air fryer with a damp cloth and the inside of the basket base. Pro-Tip: Never submerge the main body of the air fryer as the appliance houses all the electronic components!
Remember, stocking up on the latest appliances can be investments that endure, just as long as they are well cared for and maintained.