Cleaning Your Food Processor

Keeping your food processor and all of the accessories clean will preserve the life of your machine and ensure you get the most bang for you buck. We all know it can be pain to clean up after a feast. But if you clean your machine directly after you use it, it will make your job a whole lot easier.

**Please note: a lot of manufacturers advertise their attachments as being dishwasher safe. I do not recommend putting your blades in the dishwasher, just as you would not put expensive knives in the dishwasher. It blunts the blades and makes them susceptible to rusting.

Here are some tips for cleaning your food processor

  • Unplug the food processor and take it apart, detaching all of the accessories before cleaning.

  • Take all of the accessories and detached pieces and wash them in mild, warm soapy water. Never wash the blades or attachments with abrasive sponges or scourers. This can easily leave scratch marks. Simply wipe them over with warm soapy water with a soft cloth or sponge. 
  • When cleaning the blades do not soak in water. Just gently wipe them down with a damp cloth. Soaking in water will eventually reduce the life-span of the blades.
  • Always wipe down the base of your food processor. A damp soft sponge or cloth will do the trick. For more headstrong stains and marks you can always use a mild soap or even baking soda and water.
  • Dry the base of your machine with a gentle cloth and store away for next use. If you use your food processor regularly, keep it out on the bench away from stove tops and any other kitchen appliances that may splatter excess grease and food stains all over your machine.
  • Never put the blades or accessories in the dishwasher. Always had wash everything to preserve the life of your equipment.
  • Dry the blades before storing away to prevent rusting.
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