A food processor can help you in the dullest tasks of your kitchen. It can chop some vegetables for a quick meal without having your hands covered in food juices. You can use it to make freshly squeezed juice or a smoothie in an instant. Another one of its uses is to batter some sauce or to beat an egg with its beater. You can also use your food processor to mix some ingredients into making it a healthy meal. Since a food processor has many parts like different kinds of blades, a motor to operate those blades, a jug to process food etc., cleaning or maintaining it can be a tiring job. Here are some tips you can go through that may help you in the process of maintaining and cleaning your food processor:
In maintaining your food processor, first of all you need to know that how to use it properly. Tighten the blade onto the motor of the food processor, located in the bottom middle part of the processor. Adjust the bowl of the food processor onto this motor properly. You can damage your bowl by adding extra amount of food that it cannot handle so be aware of that. Some of the newly designed food processors can handle a large amount of food items inside it so make sure to buy the kind which can suit your needs. Make sure to put smaller chunks of food inside a food processor to blend them. Otherwise, you may damage the blades of your food processor. Fruits like apple or a pineapple should be cut into smaller pieces before you put them into a food processor. In addition to all this, also make sure to add a small amount of water to blend large and hard pieces of food, just to soften it for it doesn’t put a lot of pressure on the motor of your food processor.
Next comes the cleaning part of your food processor. Cleaning your food processor might be a little difficult than your other kitchen appliances like a blender or a juicer since it has so many parts. But if you clean only the used parts just after you use them, the task will not seem that much difficult. To clean your food processor, first remove all the parts that can be removed i.e. blades, jug, motor etc. Wash all these parts with soap. Wipe the blade with a sponge since it is covered with sticky stains. Wipe down the motor with a moist cloth. Do not dip the machine into water to clean it as that could damage its wiring. For stubborn stains, again you can use a sponge to remove them. While assembling the food processor make sure that all of its parts are dry; use a dry piece of cloth for that.
Now that you know these tricks to maintaining and cleaning your food processor, you can make your life easier with its use for a much longer time.