How to Clean a Stand Mixer

Using a stand mixer in actual life by no means fairly works out as you see on TV. With all these whirling attachments spinning moist and dry substances, you are sure to soiled up this kitchen workhorse from time to time. 

That’s all a part of the deal, however cleansing your KitchenAid after use will hold it glowing clear and buzzing alongside. Giving it a deep clear after each few makes use of is an excellent higher approach to prolong the life and look of this versatile kitchen equipment.

Below are some useful suggestions and steps to take when cleansing your stand mixer. 

Wipe it down, clearly

After eradicating the bowl and attachments, give your complete mixer a wipe-down. Dampen a cotton fabric with heat water after which use it to take away any cussed meals and mud. Don’t overlook to wipe down the underside of the mixer. Drips can seep beneath and trigger rust.

If your mixer is oily and heat water simply is not chopping it, you could want to use a cleanser. I like to recommend window cleaner over different kitchen cleaners as a result of it does not want to be rinsed off and will not go away a movie that may appeal to mud. 

You could make your personal by mixing 1 cup of water, 1 cup of rubbing alcohol and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar in a spray bottle. Don’t use a cleanser each time you clear your mixer, although, as it might put on down the end.

Swab these crannies

Flour and different substances may make their approach into the holes across the tilt mechanism (additionally known as the motor head locking lever) and pace swap. The greatest approach to clear these areas is by spraying a cotton swab with cleanser after which working it out and in of the holes. You might additionally use a compressed air duster like this $10 can, however do not anticipate that to take away actually sticky bits.

cleaning stand mixer with cotton swab

Swab out these tiny nooks.

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Attachments and attachment areas

Attachments are what make stand mixers useful, however they want particular care. The wire whips, burnished dough hooks and burnished beaters ought to be washed by hand with sizzling water and dish cleaning soap, then rinsed effectively and dried straight away to keep away from tarnishing.

Most mixers have two totally different attachment areas and each want a good cleansing after every use. If you do not clear these areas effectively, the mixer might cease working correctly. For the beater shaft attachment space, dampen a sponge, fold it across the attachment space and twist your hand backwards and forwards. This will get grime out of the coils from across the shaft.

The attachment hub ought to be cleaned with a cotton swab, similar to the swap areas. Dampen your cotton swab with cleanser after which wipe down the within of the hub. The hub cowl and attachment knob will be cleaned within the dishwasher or by hand.

Are KitchenAid attachments dishwasher-safe?

The bowl, coated flat beaters and coated dough hook are the one attachments that may be put within the dishwasher. Everything else ought to be hand washed. 

For bigger attachments, together with pasta cutters and prep shredders, sure elements like blades and steel fittings could also be dishwasher protected whereas different elements will not be. Be certain to verify the guide or product web page earlier than you load them in. And the stand mixer base is unquestionably not dishwasher protected so do not even give it some thought, even when it suits inside.

Editors’ word: This article was initially printed on Jan. 4, 2016, and has been up to date.

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