Your food processor is a lifesaver, but cleaning all of its parts can seem like an arduous task.
If you get to know the steps needed for proper care and maintenance it will make your life easier in many ways!
First off, no one wants to use their “toy” only once because they don’t want icky things on it – plus cooking with fresh ingredients tastes better than any frozen dinner could ever hope for. Here are some tips and tricks that’ll help keep your favorite kitchen tool clean without breaking a sweat or denting too much time from those precious minutes we have together as friends.
What You Will Require
- Dish soap
- Dish cloths or sponge
- Baking soda
- Nylon brush
Dismantle the Food Processor
Food processors have several pieces and you’ll need to take off the top, remove the pusher unit, take out the blade, and take the bowl off the motor. Bits of food can hide in any of these areas and you’ll need everything separated in order to clean your food processor. Set the blade aside for special care.
Clean the Blade
After each use, you should immediately wash the blade. This will keep it sharper and prevent food from drying in its crevices or tube. Scrub gently with soap and dry out any moisture to avoid rusting!
Clean Container and Lid
An easy way to clean your food processor is by filling the bottom with a few drops of dish liquid and submerging it in warm soapy water. Put on the lid, run for 10 seconds at high speed, then dump out any leftover soap solution before rinsing.
Wash the Removable Parts
One of the best parts about owning a food processor is how easy it is to clean. All you need for basic cleaning are dish soap and water! You can soak the removable pieces in warm soapy water if you don’t want to wash them right away, or use your dishwasher by placing these items on the top rack without metal blades.
Wipe Down the Base/Motor
Wipe down the base of your humidifier with a damp cloth. Never submerge this appliance in water or pour water over it because you could damage its motor area and permanently ruin the device. For stubborn stains, like tomato sauce, try using mild dish soap or even baking soda paste to lift out those dirty marks before wiping them up for good measure!
Fully Dry and Assemble the Processor
You can make your life easier by putting away the food processor after every use so you’re not scrambling to find it in a cluttered cabinet. It’s important, though, that you dry off any leftover ingredients before storing or else they’ll rot and smell up the place!
Some Additional Tips
Follow these simple steps to get rid of smelly smells in your kitchen:
Scoop a 1-to-1 ratio of baking soda and water into the dishwasher or bowl. Allow it to sit for 10 – 15 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with hot soapy water.
To clean blades without the risk of cutting yourself, you may want to invest in nylon brushes. The bristles can get between blade teeth and around curves where metal is likely to be sharpest. For cleaning tubes that are hard-to-reach or have narrow spaces inside them, a wire brush will work wonders because it can twist into those tight spots with ease while also scrubbing away dirt particles lodged deep within corners and crevices.
What is the importance of cleaning the food processor?
It is important to clean the food processor regularly for numerous reasons. For example, bacteria can multiply quickly on dirty surfaces. Bacteria that grow on a surface may not grow in higher numbers in your mouth, but you don’t want those bacteria growing at all if possible.
Another reason why it’s important to clean the food processor is because grease from uncooked bacon might accumulate and release unpleasant odors while cooking or eventually cause food being processed to cook too slowly or stick to the sides of the machine.
How to clean the gaps in the food processor?
Get a steal-to-sink deep clean brush that comes with a suction grip and is long enough to reach into the depths of your food processor. Now, simply wipe away at those hard-to-reach places where old food bits accumulate.
What features make a food processor easier to clean?
Let’s take a look at three features that make a container easier to clean.
Interior Size – It’s always best to select a food processor with an interior size that will accommodate the amount of food being prepared, but what this really means is choosing one with an adjustable blade so you can increase or decrease the volume accordingly (and swap out cutting surfaces as needed). Clearing out all ingredients from the container is much easier if there isn’t too much in it!
Detachable Blades – A detachable blade makes for very easy cleaning because you’re removing just one piece instead of putting your hand inside and scrubbing around.
Non-Stick Coating for Inserts – The non stick coating is also involve in the cleaning of food processor.It allow the users to cleaning easy and safe.