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How to Clean Rice Cookers

Rice cooker now days are used extensively around the globe as they are very simple and basic to use and cook rice very conveniently. Although they are very efficient and effective appliances but there cleaning process can be very much complicated. Don’t worry, in this article we will elaborate detailed process of cleaning the rice cooker and make it clean as the new one.

Cleaning process of rice cooker is generally depend upon model of the rice cooker you have, but for maximum number of them process is generally similar.

  • Removing the pot and soaking it in warm soapy water
  • Detaching and soaking the lid or wiping down the lid with a soapy rag
  • Cleaning the hot plate component by using sandpaper to remove dried on food
  • Wiping down the exterior with a mixture of 50/50 white wine vinegar and water
  • Cleaning any included utensils in warm soapy water

As shown above, process cleaning of rice cooker can be very simple and quick. But somehow, maximum number of users generally clean their cookers when they notice that efficiency of cooker is not like before. We will tell how important is to clean the cooker after every use to keep it work effectively and efficiently.

What are the Safety measures

Before we get started direct in to the main process, we have to read user manual provided along with it for learning all safety precautions to do it correctly and not damaging its internal components. As rice cooker is an electrical appliance has internal electrical parts so it will never submerged in water like any other cooker to avoid electrical damage.

Now to start off, we need to take its lid off and look for a hot plate inside. Never try to clean the hot plate when it is hot and we recommend you to first unplug your cooker to avoid electric shocks.

Routine Maintenance tips

In order to use the cooker effectively and efficiently, then we have to clean it after every use. As if somehow the food particle has been left over the coil of the cooker and next time whenever you use it, they will burn during the cooking and will effect its efficiency as well as taste of the food.

We will not recommend the use of chemical cleaners as it can damage the area inside the cooker as well as the hot plate. You can use simple plain warm water added with the mixture of distilled white vinegar and baking soda to clean. As if you use chemical cleaner it can lead to the corrosion on insides of the cooker leading to short life of use making it a bad investment.

At last one more thing, that never ever use any type of scouring pad or any abrasive cleaner to clean, so that you won’t damage the inner material of cooker.

Cleaning of the individual components

If you want to wash your rice cooker thoroughly, you have to clean each and every parts of it individually;

Talking about internal pot you can remove it very easily and allow to to soak in a warm detergent water for a while and then gently remove the sticking rice over it by taking plastic or rubber spatula.

As you had cleaned the internal pot, now you have to clean other included utensils like as rice scoop, steam basket by using a cloth scrubber and luke warm mixture of water and detergent and leave it to air dry. Talking about lids of the cooker, as some lids are removable and some are not, you simple wash it with soapy water and then wipe it of with dry cloth

Many brands claim that there lids and pots are washable in dishwasher, but we will never recommend you to do that.

What to Do When Food is Stuck on the Hot Plate and external care

If somehow you forgotten to remove the food that has been stucked over the hot plate and you used cooker next time without removing it, then in that case it will get burnt over it. Using metal spatula and knife is not the right thing instead of that we recommend to use sand paper for rubbing and then using wet clothes clean any remaining particles.

Talking about external care, which is prone to fingerprints, stains simply clean it with wet clothes for normal stains and if there severe one then go for mixture of white vinegar and water and make look your rice cooker as clean as new one. If you want to use chemical cleaner we recommend you to use it carefully to avoid it getting inside of the rice cooker.

Conclusion

 This is the cleaning process for the rice cooker by our side and if you have any questions and queries related to it please free to contact us and give your valuable feedback.

How to Clean Slow Cookers

All of us love slow cookers because it makes you cooking very easy and simple. But that does not mean this kitchen appliance is perfect, there are some drawbracks about it that after cooking it can be very dirty and it is not easy to clean a slow cookers. If somehow we overcooked our food and forgotten to properly add oil before adding food and spices, creates some sort of mess and makes our cleaning job very difficult.

Generally, we have to do lot of scrubbing to clean it, which causes wastage of our time as well as energy. In this article we will tell how you can save your time as well as energy and you will be able to clean your slow cooker by itself without any exhaustion.

The method in this we will not to the traditional thing of soaking the cooker inside the sink for a while and then scrubbing it instead of we will use baking soda and vinegar mixture and heat it inside your slow cooker for little bit and it will automatically clean it for you. Worry not about harmful impacts of this method as the baking soda will not harm the ceramic surface of the cooker and will not leave any kind of harmful residue to make your food healthy and nutritious.

Equipment required

  • Slow cooker
  • Water
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Dish detergent
  • Ammonia
  • Microfiber or cotton cloth
  • Small scrub brush or toothpick
  • Screwdriver

Method in detail

  1. Set and forget method

For medium kind of untidiness, we will use a little amount of baking soda and dish detergent and a lot of patience. We have to sprinkle baking soda where there is food particles been stuck before scrubbing it off. If that thing doesn’t work then we have to  ¼ cup of the baking soda inside the ceramic pot with some amount of dish detergent and fill it with water. Then set it on high for 2 – 4 hours after covering it.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

  • Add some vinegar and baking soda mixture

This method is for high extensive messes, in this we will use one of the nature’s most powerful cleaning combinations i.e. baking soda mixed with white vinegar and use these on the places, which causes the stain like heating element of the slow cookers. We have to fill the pot with half cup of distilled white vinegar and half-cup baking soda and water and ration of mixer to water will we 1:3and cooker will be turned on low heat for 3-4 hours and scrub it after that.

  • Don’t forget the inner walls.

For cleaning inner portions of the slow cooker, we will use ammonia and fill the pot with it and leave it overnight. Next day just simply wipe of the walls with cloth and it is clean as new.

How to always keep Clean your Slow Cooker as per uses duration

Method 1: The Routine Cleaning after long time

May be you are not the regular user of slow cooker, but if you are using after sometime it is best to give it a small amount of scrub done as after you don’t want to have lentils or veggies fill with dirt to eat. For cleaning cooker follow the steps below:

  • First of all, fill the cooker with water and add few drops dish detergent and now turn on for an hour in low heat. After 1 hours simply remove the mixture and just rinse it with water.

Method 2: When There Are a Few Tough Stains left in it.

As this the process when the food particles left inside it after some sort of baking or less greasy dishes. For this process it is very simply as above method but we just have to use baking soda in place of dish detergent.  Expect that all is same as method 1 and we can use kitchen brush for scrubbing sides to loosen those stubborn food particles.

Method 3: The Overhaul deep cleaning method guide

Before you start further and go into the deep cleaning make sure that, you had knowledge about internals of your slow cooker as different brand offers different design and wares. There can be variety of materials been used in making a slow cooker like aluminium, glass, stainless steel, plastic that will require different kind of cleaning process for that thing you must take a look at the user manual provided along with your cooker.

And, for deep cleaning as mentioned above we have to use mixture of white vinegar and baking soda to remove all those stubborn stains and food particles and make your cooker as clean and shiny as the new one.

 Conclusion

That all for the cleaning process for the slow cooker by our side and if you have any questions and queries related to it please free to contact us and give your valuable feedback.

How to Clean Your Dishwasher

Dishwasher are those modern appliances are becoming common to every household day by day. As the uses of this appliance is very easy but that not goes same with it’s cleaning. Here I am not talking about simply running an empty washing cycle without dishes in it. I am talking about deep cleaning i.e. filter cleaning, oil stain removing, detergent scum cleaning and cleaning all of its corner where there is a possibility of deposition of food particles which not only make it look untidy and smell bad but also deplete its working efficiency.

As we have previously demostrated our readers cleaning guide to various others home appliances and make them work in best condition for longer duration. So we are back again for the benefit of your readers and this time we have come with the guide to clean your dishwasher using different methods and make it work for longer duration with good efficiency.

As per dishwasher cleaning professionals, you have to clean your dishwasher on regular basis to make it work effectively and efficiently. In this article, we will help you to do the same thing by yourself.

How to clean dishwasher

We have categorised the procedure of cleaning the dishwasher on daily, weekly, monthly and once in a while cleaning categories. so in order to clean your dishwater please  follow  all the instructions and the steps given below for efficient cleaning of your appliance.

  • Daily routine to remove bits of food.

Make it your daily routine to clean any of the remaining bits of food like beans, pasta and rice after each and every dishwashing cycle, For this pull out bottom rack  to check that is there is any food particle fallen into the well and remove it with napkin to prevent it from odors and bacteria build-up.

  • Weekly thing is to wipe away door grime.

Use any damp sponge or cloth and wipe away any kind of gravy spots and food residue that have been settle over the interior of the doors and door edges, handle and control buttons.

  • Weekly thing to remove and rinse the filter.

As We all know if somehow the filter of the dishwasher is not clean then it will not function properly. So order to increase its cleaning efficiency unlock and remove the filter tray located below they bottom spray arm and clean it properly with hot water and use toothbrush, detergent to clean its mesh and cotton frame to remove any kind of oil and grease got deposited over it. Once it get cleaned as new, place and lock it back to the place from where you had removed it in the first place.

  • Monthly thing we have to give it a deep clean.

As we all know cleaning appliances is as important as using it properly, in case of dishwater whether you opt for using dishwasher cleaning tablet or go to do it manually by yourself it is totally depend on you. Important is that to remove all kind of dirt and trapped particle, bacteria’s and detergent residues. For manual clean you can use white vinegar and run a cycle of dishwater without dishes and detergent and, for more thorough cleaning you can use cleaning tablets as they have ingredients that help in dissolving food particles and oil residue. But before washing please follow all the cleaning instructions given in user manual given by your manufacturer.

  • Whenever required Polish stainless steel.

Dishwasher are generally made up of steel with glass frames and these materials are very prone to have fingerprints and smudges, which make it look very untidy. We can use some of the steel cleaner and polish like GH Seal Stars Weiman and Affresh to shine and clean up your dishwasher exteriors, as these products make your dishwasher shiny but they also contains ingredients, which will repel future dirt and smudges. Please be careful to use any pointy and sharp material to protect your dishwasher from scratches and marks on exteriors of dishwater.

Conclusion

At last, we want to say that there are some websites, which will recommend you to run cycles of bleach in your dishwasher, we do not advise you to do that. As after that you may observe that bleach may make your dishwasher to look more white than before, but along with that it will harm stainless steel parts of it and which leads to shorter life of it making it bad investment.

It is not the main thing that which kind of detergent you use to wash your dishes, be it gel, powder or even pods, regular cleaning of your dishwasher will not only helps in increasing efficiency and working of it, but it also extent the lifespan of your dishwasher, which eventually make it a profitable investment.