Whether you’re a newlywed or a seasoned homemaker, it’s important to keep your kitchen appliances clean and maintained regularly. Your small kitchen appliances serve you well, and they deserve the same love and attention as your other coveted possessions. Deep cleaning your small kitchen appliances may seem like an overwhelming task, but we’ve got your back. Today, we’re sharing a small kitchen appliance deep cleaning list for homemakers.
Coffee Pot: Your coffee pot is likely one of the most used small kitchen appliances you own. It surely deserves a deep cleaning. Fill the coffee pot with equal parts of white vinegar and water and run it through the brew cycle. Afterward, run two cycles with fresh water to remove any vinegar residue. Clean the coffee pot exterior and the filter basket with mild soap and water.
Blender: Remove the blades and wash them in warm soapy water. Use a bottle brush to scrub under the blades and remove any stuck-on food debris. Wipe the base and the lid with a damp cloth. If your blender has a funky odor, fill it with warm soapy water and let it sit for an hour before rinsing.
Instant Pot: The Instant Pot is a lifesaver for busy households. To clean it thoroughly, wash the inner pot and the lid in warm soapy water. Check the valve, and make sure there’s no debris stuck inside it. If you notice any odor in your Instant Pot, add a cup of white vinegar and half a cup of water to the inner pot, set it to the steam mode, and let it run for 5 minutes. Discard the solution and rinse the pot with warm water.
Crock Pot: Your crock pot's ceramic liner can be washed with warm, soapy water. If any food residues are stuck on the liner, fill it with equal parts water and baking soda, then let it sit overnight and clean it in the morning. Don't forget to clean the lid and the heating element with a damp cloth.
Can Opener: The blades of your can opener can get clogged with food particles over time, leading to a potential health hazard. To deep clean your can opener, use a toothbrush dipped in soapy water to scrub the blades. Rinse off the soap residue and dry the blades with a clean cloth.
Air Fryer: Got a cleaning headache figuring out how to clean the air fryer? Remove the tray, basket, and racks and soak in soapy water for an hour before scrubbing with a non-abrasive scrubber. Use a toothbrush to clean the crevices.
Dehydrator: The dehydrator might be a little more complicated, but it's an incredibly useful appliance. Preheat the dehydrator, then turn it off and let it cool before removing the trays. Use a mixture of baking soda and vinegar solution to scrub them clean before rinsing.
Meat Slicer: Meat slicers are notorious for getting grimy, with all the food bits getting stuck on the blades. To clean it, unplug the slicer, take off the blade, and clean it with soap and water. Be sure to dry it thoroughly before placing it back on the slicer. Wipe down the rest of the slicer with a damp cloth and mild detergent. Voila! Good as new.
Soda Stream: Soda streams are great for making fizzy drinks, but over time they can get sticky and gross. Empty the remaining CO2 from the canister, detach it from the machine, and clean the bottle and nozzle with warm, soapy water and a bottle brush. Dry the bottle thoroughly before placing it back on the machine. Wipe the outside of the machine with a damp cloth and mild detergent, and you're good to go.
Waffle Iron: We all love a good waffle, but it's never fun to find old batter and grime stuck to the plates. After unplugging and letting the waffle iron properly cool, mix a paste of baking soda and water and spread it on the plates. Let it sit for 10 minutes, and then scrub both plates with a soft brush. Wipe the plates with damp paper towels to remove any remaining paste, then wipe the plates dry.
Vacuum Sealer: Vacuum sealers can accumulate bacteria, and that's the last thing you want to come in contact with your food. Start by wiping down the exterior with a damp cloth and mild detergent. Take out the drip pan, wash it with warm, soapy water, and dry it thoroughly. Wipe the sealing bar with a damp cloth. Finally, wrap a paper towel around the vacuum chamber sealing bar, then turn on the machine. When the paper towel comes out clean, you're done.
Sandwich Press: Sandwich presses are a great quick snack maker, but they can quickly get greasy. Start by unplugging the press and waiting for it to cool down. Remove any excess food, then wipe the plates with a damp cloth. If the plates are detachable, clean them with warm, soapy water, then dry them thoroughly before putting them back in. Wipe down the exterior with a damp cloth and mild detergent.
Stand Mixer and Accessories: Ah, the trusty stand mixer. It's tough, versatile, and gets the job done. It's easy to clean too! After every use, wipe the exterior with a damp cloth and mild detergent. To tackle tough stains on the attachments, make a paste of baking soda and water, and then scrub them with a soft brush. Wipe with a damp cloth, and you're done!
Food Processor: Food processors are highly versatile, but that also means it's tricky to get all the bits and pieces clean. After unplugging the machine, take out the attachments and wash them with warm, soapy water. Rinse them and dry them thoroughly. Use a toothbrush or a soft brush to wipe down the blades and other parts. If there are tough stains, make a paste of baking soda and water, spread it on the stains, and then scrub.
Ice Cream Maker: We all scream for ice cream! It's fun to make homemade ice cream, but cleaning the machine can be a pain. After unplugging and letting the machine cool, detach the parts and wash them in warm, soapy water. Rinse and dry them thoroughly. Use a soft brush or a toothbrush to clean any crevices or tough stains. Wipe down the exterior of the machine with a damp cloth and mild detergent.