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How to Properly Clean Waffle Maker

Jan 24th 2023 - Team

How to Properly Clean Waffle Maker

That crispy grid on a waffle that traps the streams of sweet syrup and melted butter is amazing. It is necessary to clean a waffle maker or a waffle iron regularly. Learn how to remove crud and make flawless, delicious waffles.

How to Properly Clean Waffle Maker

1. Allow to Cool After Unplugging 2. Brush Food Particles Away 3. Excess oil should be wiped away from the grid plates. 4. Make a cleaning solution 5. Surface Grids Should Be Cleaned 6. Clean the Appliance Outside 7. The Appliance Must Be Dried 8. Clean the Waffle Maker Thoroughly

Read More: How To Use A Waffle Maker: Best Tips On How To Use One And More

Here are the Tools and Materials You'll Need

  • Paper towels
  • Toothpick
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Warm water
  • Baking soda
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Equipment / Tools
  • Soft-bristled brush
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Sink or dishpan
  • Non-abrasive sponge (optional)
  • Chopstick (optional)
  • Pastry brush (optional)

How to Properly Clean Waffle Maker

Allow to Cool After Unplugging

Never try to clean a heated waffle maker and make sure to allow it to cool completely before unplugging the appliance to avoid any mishaps.

Never try to clean a heated waffle maker and make sure to allow it to cool completely before unplugging the appliance to avoid any mishaps.

Brush Food Particles Away

Once the waffle iron has cooled, remove any stuck-on food particles or crumbs and you can do this with a dry paper towel or a soft-bristled brush.

Excess oil should be wiped away from the grid plates

To remove extra oil, fold a paper towel into a square and insert the tip into each crevice. Then absorb any excess oil and wipe it away and you can also follow each grid line with a paper towel wrapped around a chopstick.

If you find extra oil, absorb it with a paper towel and wipe it away by using a folded paper towel squarely and insert the point into each crevice. You can also follow each grid line with a paper towel wrapped around a chopstick.

Product Feature: Waring WBW300X

Make a cleaning solution

Combine two cups of warm water and a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Wring out a microfiber towel or non-abrasive sponge to prevent leaking.

Combine two cups of warm water and a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Wet a microfiber cloth or sponge.

Surface Grids Should Be Cleaned

Wipe off the grid surface with the microfiber cloth, making sure to get in between each grid line. and after rinsing the towel in clean water, wipe down the grids to eliminate any soapy residue.

Wipe off the grid surface with the microfiber cloth, making sure to get in between each grid line. After rinsing the towel in clean water, wipe down the grids to eliminate any soapy residue.

Clean the Appliance's Outside

Wipe down the exterior of the waffle maker with the same cleaning solution. Finish with a rinse wipe.

The Appliance Must Be Dried

Dry the inside and outside of the appliance with a soft towel. A wet waffle maker should never be stored.

Clean the Waffle Maker Thoroughly

Surfaces can become too sticky and may even require a deeper cleaning. Combine baking soda and a few drops of hydrogen peroxide to make a paste (it may bubble slightly). If the grid surfaces feel oily or sticky, use a paper towel or pastry brush to coat them, as well as the outside of the appliance. Allow the paste to sit on the surfaces for at least an hour. As the paste absorbs excess oil, it may turn brown. Then, using a damp microfiber cloth, remove the paste. Remove any buildup caught in seams or crevices using toothpicks and before storing the waffle maker, allow it to dry.

Product Feature: Waring WW300BX Commercial Belgian Waffle Maker

How Often Should a Waffle Iron Be Cleaned?

After each usage, clean the waffle iron. This is to ensure that you eliminate any food particles that could allow bacteria to grow. After many uses, a more thorough cleaning will eliminate any extra oil that can go rancid and ruin the flavor of the next batch of waffles and if you only use your waffle iron on occasion, you should clean it thoroughly before storing it.

How to Keep Your Waffle Maker Clean for a Longer period

  • An electric waffle maker does not require seasoning. Brush a dab of vegetable oil on the dish with a pastry brush. Do this each time you create waffles. This is to prevent them from sticking.
  • Cooking spray should not be used to coat the grid plates. It will accumulate and produce a sticky residue over time.
  • On the surface of your waffle maker, avoid using metal or sharp tools. Examples of these are stainless steel knives or spatulas. Waffles will stick to the waffle maker if the finish is scratched.
  • Do not submerge a waffle maker in water at any time.

More Waffle Maker Maintenance Tips

A good waffle maker that you know and trust is an excellent kitchen tool and you can maintain it running and looking like new with a few simple tips.

  • Cleaning instructions for your waffle maker can be found in your instruction manual or on the manufacturer's website.
  • Nonstick waffle makers should only require a light coating of cooking oil before their first use of the day (not before each waffle is made). It is preferable to use cooking oil in a refillable spray bottle, such as a Misto, or to brush it on using a pastry brush. Cooking sprays in an aerosol can leave a gunky residue on nonstick surfaces.
  • To remove the cooked waffles or scrape off the caked-on batter, avoid using sharp or metal objects because this may scratch the surface, causing future issues with stuck waffles.
  • If your waffles start to stick, make sure you're using enough oil to grease the grid. In addition, the butter in your batter will play an important role because the more butter you use in your recipe, the less likely you will have stuck waffles.