- Have you ever cleaned your waffle iron?If you haven't, it probably has more caked on foodthan the floor of your kid's cafeteria.
It can be intimidating because obviouslyyou can't run an appliance with wires under water,so you have to be careful.
If you do this every time,then if won't ever get caked up.
No pun intended.
First thing you'll wanna do is remove any residual greasethat might be on the edges or on the inside.
Paper towel is great for that.
So, you just wanna run it along the outsideand pick up any greasy bits.
Wait a minute, the first important thing to dois to make sure it is unplugged.
You'd be surprised how many people don't know that.
Back to the grease.
So, use a paper towel to wipe off any residual grease.
To get in the tight spots, you can fold your paper toweland work it around those little nooks and crannies.
I don't, because I keep mine clean.
Inevitably, you've had some batterthat has leaked out of the sidesand if you haven't washed it before now,it's probably caked on there.
So, the best way to attack those surfacesare with a soft sponge or brushand some soapy water.
As usual, this is not rocket science.
If you keep up with it every timeit will be this easy to clean.
Then, dry it up.
Now for the inside.
Basically, it's the same rule.
You don't wanna get too much water in thereor it will get into the wiring.
If you're lucky enough, you may have a waffle ironwhere the grates come outand you can run those under soapy water.
If you don't, you can give 'em a light brushingwith your brush or spongeand if you have some batter that is caked in there,you can get a damp cloth,stick your wet cloth down in there and close it.
As it sits, the moisture will help loosen upanything that's been dried up in there.
Once those have been loosened upyou just kind of wipe them away.
There might be a few crumbs left inside there.
Just brush them away with a little pastry brushor paint brush.
As far as cleaners go, nothing too harsh.
Just a mild dish soap and water is all you need.
If you keep up with it from the beginning,all you should ever need is a damp clothand you're good to go.
You wanna be sure to let it dry completelybefore storing it back again.
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No waffling around, time to clean that iron.