All of us love using our favorite food processor to chop and grate all the food items and some of us also like to make sauce or salsa in our food processor. We like to throw the food items in our food processor and let it do all the work for us. However, if you don’t keep your food processor clean and clear out all the grime and dirt from time to time, you will end up ill after eating all that food or your food will taste weird.
This is why it is important to clean your food processor regularly and ensure that it doesn’t accumulate a lot of dirt inside. Not sure how to do it? Just follow these steps and your food processor will be as good as new in no time at all.
Step 1: Dismantle your food processor
The first step requires you to remove all the food processor pieces to ensure that no food item is stuck in it. Once you have done this, you can proceed with the cleaning task.
Step 2: Wash the detached parts first
Now, you need to first wash the removable parts of the food processor. So, clean the bowls and the blades and with warm water and vinegar solution or with a mild soap. Make sure you don’t scrub any food processor part with a strong solution and avoid soaking your blade in the water, instead wipe it down with a wet cloth. You can also wash these parts in a dishwasher rack.
Step 3: Wipe down the motor and the surface
The next step would be to clean the motor and the surface of the food processor with the help of a damp cloth. Make sure you don’t pour water on the motor unit and just clean with a simple wipe down. If the dirt or grime isn’t getting off, you can use a mild soap to remove the stain from the motor or the surface.
Step 4: Dry and reassemble your processor
Once you have cleaned the entire food processor and its parts, you need to air dry it properly. Once it is dried, you can put it back in its place. Turn on the food processor and check if it is working properly or not and then store it in a safe location.
Tips for cleaning your food processor
Tip 1: If your food processor smells too much, then you can prepare a solution of baking soda and water and keep this stored in the processor for 10-15 minutes. This will absorb all the odor from your food processor and will leave it smelling like new.
Tip 2: If you want to clean the blades of the food processor, then it would be advisable to use nylon brushes as this can protect you from getting any cut and will ensure that you are able to clean the blades thoroughly.
Tip 3: Make sure that everything is dried before you put it together else bacteria might end up growing on the damp parts of the food processor.