Simple Steps for Cleaning a Food Processor

Cleaning a Food ProcessorFood processors make cooking easier due to their ability to slice, chop and shred food products for your recipes instantly. Moreover it cuts the ingredients into equal parts which make your meal looking good. The food processor needs to be cleaned after each use though and below are outlined some easy steps how to do it.  

Before you start cleaning your food processor, you need to take it apart as food goes into every part of it. The parts of the food processor are delicate as they are made from plastic and it is recommended you clean them by hand instead of using a dishwasher.  If your food processor parts are suitable for washing in a dishwasher and you prefer this method of cleaning, place them on the top shelve of the dishwasher to prevent heat damage.

The slicing disks and all other parts could be cleaned with a washing up liquid and warm water. After every food part is removed, rinse well and leave them on a towel to dry. The blade of the food processor could be cleaned by using a hand brush and you need to take extra care not to cut yourself when cleaning it. The brush is also useful for the difficult to reach areas where food often get stuck.

It is very easy to clean the outside of the food processor.  A damp or wet cloth will do the job, but if there is any dried food parts, you could use a brush to scrub it gently. Avoid using hard brushes to avoid making scratches on the body of the food processor. It is not recommended washing it under a running water as you may damage the electrical part.

Having a food processor will save you time and will make the cooking process more pleasant. Cleaning it after each use is essential in order to keep it working properly and smelling fresh at all time. The cleaning process itself doesn't take long and doesn't require an special cleaning products or tools and there is no excuse for not doing it.