Food processors make cutting, slicing, and other tasks simple for us, but they are also messy. They must be thoroughly cleaned after each use; otherwise, they may get stinky, and, in some circumstances, questionable mold will begin to form. After each usage, we need to wash the food processor to get rid of these items.
The blades and cup, handle, lid, and body are all pieces of the food processor that need to be cleaned after usage. Clean out the bowl of your food processor after each use to keep it clean. For cleaning reasons, dunk the food processor’s bowl in a mixture (baking soda and warm water), dry well, and it’s good to be used again.
What to Do After Every Use
Blades: To avoid crusted-on debris, clean the blades by hand after every use with hot soapy water. To stop cutting oneself, scrub from the blade’s center to the outside edge. If at all possible, avoid putting the blades in the dishwasher.
Lid and Container: Trying to squeeze a few droplets of dish liquid into the bottom of the food processor bowl and refilling it halfway with hot water is a simple method to clean it. Place the cover on the food processor and pulse for a few seconds. Then drain and rinse the soapy water. Alternatively, you may soak the lid and jar in warm soapy water and scrape with a toothbrush.
Because cleaning the lid may be a headache, place a layer of plastic wrap between the top and the canister before using your processor to prevent further washing.
Food can become caught inside the grooves in the middle of the blade and the handle of the processor. Use a tiny scrub brush or a toothbrush to get those hard-to-reach areas. To remove crumbs, wet the brush with dish soap and water, then scrub thoroughly.
A step-by-step guide to making a clean food processor
You may need to follow the procedures below for a thorough cleaning.
- Fill a jar halfway with baking soda and good warm water. Add some dishwashing soap for a deep clean. You’ll also need a nylon brushing or toothbrush and a towel to clean the motor and other exterior components.
- Remove the detachable pieces of your food processor and immerse for at least 20 minutes in the solution.
- After soaking all components except the motor base, remove each item one time and scrub with a brush, paying particular attention to the lid, blades, and handle since food can become lodged in the handle. To eliminate mildew and odor, clean the cutting edges using a brush to remove any buried food.
- To remove stains and spots, wash the food processor’s body with a moist cloth. Clean the motor component with care.
- All washable parts should be rinsed with water and allowed to dry for a while.
- After the components have dried, reassemble them for usage.
Wipe off the exterior of the food processor after a couple of usages (or anytime liquid or food spills onto the base). To sterilize the outside and remove any stubborn stains, use a moist cloth with dish soap or vinegar.
Deep Cleaning Suggestions
When you notice a scent emanating from your food processor or fear mold is spreading, it’s time to clean it thoroughly. For 10 to 15 minutes, soak the jar and blades in 1 part baking soda and 1 part hot water. After that, properly rinse and dry after reassembling. (Baking soda may use to clean just about anything.)