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How to Caring for Small Appliances?

How to Caring for Small Appliances?

How to Caring for Small Appliances? Let’s have a look at the subject.

Keep electrical appliances away from burners to prevent heat: Damage, and check cords regularly for wear, which could make them dangerous;

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Preventing Wear

  • Selecting speed Use the correct speed on a food processor to avoid straining the motor. Check the manual to find the appropriate setting for the job to be done.
  • Changing speed If a mixer or food processor motor strains during mixing, switch it onto High, or mix small quantities in separate batches. If a recipe recommends processing in batches, do so.
  • Correcting faults If a blender or food processor stops, switch it off, and check that nothing is jamming the blade. Let it rest for a few seconds before turning it on again.

Easing Sealed Lids

Using spray oil

Occasionally spray the inside edge of a food-processor lid with spray-on vegetable oil to ease the lid ‘s fit within the rim of the bowl. Avoid spraying the bowl, since this may affect some foods.

Storing Appliances

  • Hanging beaters Rather than storing mixer beaters in a drawer, hang them on a small hook. This will help prevent them from becoming damaged and make them easy to find.
  • Storing blades Store sharp appliance blades in a special rack or box instead of leaving them in a drawer with other utensils. Alternatively, cut slots in a piece of styrofoam from the appliance packaging. Keep blades in slots.
  • Covering appliances Use a plastic cover to protect a food processor and keep it clean if the appliance is usually stored on a crowded counter.

Cleaning Small Appliances

Kitchen appliances that are in everyday use will benefit from regular cleaning. Read the manufacturer’s instruction booklet for special instructions before doing this. Always unplug electrical items before you clean them, and do not immerse electrical parts in water.

Removing Debris

Using tongs Keep wooden food tongs or two chopsticks near a toaster to remove foods that have become stuck inside.

Storing Appliances

Blowing out crumbs

Use a compressed air spray to expel crumbs through the bottom of a toaster. These sprays are available from photographic equipment suppliers. Unplug the toaster before cleaning.

Removing Deposits

Clearing greasy deposits If your garbage disposal unit becomes clogged with greasy food, drop a handful of ice cubes into it, then switch on for a few seconds. The ice will set the fat so that it can be ground up and disposed of.

Clearing clogged filters Remove mineral deposits from a blocked coffee maker by filling the tank with equal parts distilled vinegar and water. Switch on and brew once, then brew again with clear water before use.

Using detergents To clean a blender container after use, half-fill it with a solution of dishwashing liquid and warm water. Run it for a few seconds to remove food deposits.

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Purifying Grinders

Using bread: If you have used a coffee grinder or mill for grinding spices, remove all traces of spice odor and flavor that may taint coffee by grinding a few pieces of bread before it is used again.

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