Have your small kitchen appliances seen better days? Does your toaster look like it has been just taken behind the windows of a museum? Does your microwave look like it has just survived a World War? Does your blender has stored enough food remains to feed a small village? Then keep reading, because we have a few helpful and easy-to-follow tips and tricks for you.

If house cleaning is simply not your thing, then you are always on a hunt for easy and simple cleaning tips and tricks. However, there is one room in your house that doesn’t have to be neglected and overlooked at all and this is the kitchen, the place where food is prepared, you remember? And where food is prepared and consumed, there has to be sparkling or at least decent clean. And we are not talking only about sink, countertops, oven and refrigerator, we are talking about all the other details too, because when it comes to the kitchen – everything is important. Small kitchen appliances? They are important too, so don’t let them pun on the metaphorical sweatpants and old T-shirts and make them look presentable and like they have just been taken out of their boxes. This will help you not only enjoy a clean and neat look, but this will make your smaller kitchen appliances more effective than ever!

What are you going to need:

  • Toothpicks
  • Cotton swabs
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Your favorite tea or coffee beverage and your favorite energy boosting music on (this one is for you)

How to clean them?

Blender

Soak the jar in warm and soapy water. Wipe down the motor base with a hot, damp cloth so you can soften all the residue collected on the blender and let it sit for a few minutes. Use toothpicks and cotton swabs to access all nooks and corners.

Coffee machine

Fill the carafe with equal parts of water and white vinegar and run in through half a cycle. Then allow it to sit for an hour and then complete the cycle. Next, run it through a few water-only cycles to rinse the dirt and vinegar. Clean the carafe by hand with baking soda to loosen the baked-on coffee.

Food processor

Don’t use abrasive products for the plastic carafe of your food processor, because you can scratch it easily. You can put the blades and disks in your dishwasher and then use cotton swabs and toothpicks to whip the base into shape. Don’t forget to clean the entire food processor every time after you use it.

Standing mixers

Unfortunately, one of the food appliances that have so many corners, nooks and hard-to-reach areas in general, where flour, cocoa and dough can hide easily. Most importantly, keep the heat vent clean. You can use a toothpick to dislodge debris and also for all the crevices if needed. Don’t forget to wipe down your standing mixer every time after use.

Toaster

Unplug the toaster and turn it upside down to gently tap all the crumbs collected. Next, remove the crumbs tray and wash it clean. You can wash the exterior of your toaster with mild dishwashing detergent, but if the exterior of your toaster is made out of chrome, be sure you are not using products that contain ammonia.