Clean Kitchen Update: Small Appliances

clean kitchen button

Did you forget about this month’s cleaning task?  I almost did.  I have made some progress, though.

My new KitchenAid Mixer didn’t need any cleaning, but I cleaned the old one thoroughly before taking it to my parents’ house.  I was surprised at how dirty it was when I pulled it out from its corner and took a really close look at it.

I’ve also cleaned my food processor, electric tea pot, and Magic Bullet.  I find there are always grooves or nooks and crannies where dirt becomes lodged, as you can see here:


I find that a toothpick, old toothbrush, and a vegetable brush with an angled head are useful tools for such dirt, and vinegar was a good cleaning aid for the inside of my electric tea pot.


Still to clean:  Two toasters (one gluten-free and one not), slow cooker, blender, and hand mixer.  The last two are not used a lot and won’t be hard to clean.

question markHow is your small appliance cleaning coming along?

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information.


  1. says

    The wafflemaker is always the one I dread cleaning. Food processor and rice cooker are a cinch, and I wipe down my hand mixer evertime I use it, so It doesn’t need extra attention.

  2. says

    I don’t have a lot of small appliances but this week I thoroughly cleaned my blender – even bought a new rubber ring. On tap for this weekend is my can opener. I’ve never taken it apart and given it a thorough go over. I manage to clean the blade part often enough but I think it needs more. Love these posts.

    • says

      Your talk of replacing the rubber ring and cleaning the can opener reminded me that I need to look into buying a new blade for food processor. I’m glad you enjoy these posts. It’s always helpful to know what people like.

If you have a question about a recipe (especially substitutions and nutritional information), please read my FAQ page before asking the question in a comment.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>