For sure, a food processor makes your daily cooking feel so fun. You can process almost all ingredients so you can save a lot of time and energy to get some menus ready.
You might clean your food processor right after you use it, but it’s not really enough. Regular cleaning may wash up the visible dirt, but does not really clean the food residue which is trapped inside the unit.
Here, we share with you a quick guide on How to Clean Food Processor deeper that you can follow easily.
How to Clean Food Processor
What you will need:
Prepare all of these supplies for this cleaning tutorial:
- Mild dish soap
- Baking soda paste
- Microfiber cloth or sponge
- Nylon brush
Once you have all the above, you can follow the steps below:
Separate each part of the unit
To deep clean your food processor, you will need to remove each part of the unit since it contains several pieces. The food residues may get trapped there and you need to clean each piece to make sure that everything is cleaned up.
Remove the pusher, blades, and bowl off the motor carefully since you may break the processor or hurt yourself. Put the blade in a safe place for special care.
Wash the blades
The very first thing that you should wash after using your food processor is the blades. It’s to maintain the sharpness of the blade and prevent the food from staying inside the unit.
Scrub the blade with mild dish soap and a sturdy pad then rinse under the running water. Use a dishtowel to dry it up and make sure there’s no moisture left which can lead to rust. Always be careful in doing this step since you are dealing with sharp objects.
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Wash the removable pieces
Mix warm water with mild dish soap and soak all the removable parts of the food processor for a few minutes. Then, use a soft sponge or pad to wipe all the parts gently. Avoid using abrasive cleaners to clean these parts as they may leave ugly scratches.
You can also wash the removable parts of a food processor on the top rack of your dishwasher.
Wipe the motor
Prepare a damp microfiber cloth and wipe down the motor and main part of the food processor. Make sure that the cloth is not too wet and drop some water not the motor since it may damage the machine.
If you got some severe stains around the motor area, you can use mild dish soap or mix some water with baking soda. Wipe the motor by using the cleaning solutions and repeat the step if necessary.
Dry all the parts before using
Once you are sure that everything is clean enough, dry all parts of the food processor by using a dry microfiber cloth or paper towels. You might also want to air dry the unit to ensure that it’s in perfect condition before you use it again.
Always store your food processor in a safe yet accessible area so it won’t get dirty easily.