Have you been struggling to keep your small electric appliances in tip-top shape? Removing drip marks, food stains and fingerprints truly is a challenge. But with our cleaning tips bellow, this is the battle you’ll win.
It is recommended you refer to the instruction booklet or manual (provided by the manufacturer) for cleaning and care instructions. However, some common cleaning rules apply to all small electrical appliances, regardless of the brand and quality.
- Wipe the surface of your small electrical appliances after each use. This is the best way to make sure your kitchen gadgets are bacteria free and ready to use when you need them. In fact, make it a habit to wipe all your appliances with a soapy sponge and clean cloth every time you wash dishes.
- Rinse parts and attachments after each use. This will prevent dried-on food which is much harder to clean. Also, in case of dried-on food, you’ll be compelled to use metallic objects (knives, forks) and sponges or a scouring pad to clean the leftover food from blades, beaters jars and/or bowls. These can damage the nonstick coating or the surface of stainless steel small electric appliances.
- For exceptional shine use the old-fashioned glass cleaner. You use it on your mirrors and glass surfaces to achieve streak-free luster, so why not on your appliances. It will do the same thing. Simply spray glass cleaner directly on the surface and wipe with coffee filters to prevent streaks.
- If you think your stainless steel small electric appliances are resistant to marks and stains, you are wrong. Yes, they are resistant to corrosion, but dried-on foods, fingerprints and water marks are a common problem. Remove them with a baking soda. Make a paste of baking soda and water, apply the mixture with a sponge to the surface and leave on for about 15 minutes. Then wipe off with a clean damp cloth.
- Polish your small electrical appliances once a month. This is best achieved with vinegar and oil. In a spray bottle put vinegar, spray directly on the surface and wipe with a clean cloth. This will remove any dirt from the appliance. Now dip another clean cloth in oil (a little bit goes a long way) and polish the surface. You can use olive or baby oil to achieve a showroom shine.