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Cleaning Tips for Bread Machine Users

Cleaning Tips for Bread Machine Users

Most bread machines, even the older models, have nonstick surfaces that make cleaning easier. But prevention can be worth a pound of cure.

Cleaning Tips for Bread Machine Users:

• To keep your kitchen cleaner, spoon and measure the flour over your sink or a large baking tray so the mess is corralled.

• To keep your bread machine tidier, fill the bread pan away from the machine. Then snap the pan in place in the machine.

• To remove bits of ingredients or browned flour from the bottom of your bread machine, remove the bread pan, unplug the machine and wait for it to cool. Then use the wand attachment of a vacuum cleaner to gently suction out the debris without disturbing the heating element or clamps.

• To wash the bread pan and kneading paddle(s), follow your manual’s directions. Most instruct you to use a mild detergent and a soft cloth. If the kneading paddle is stuck in the bottom of the pan, place the pan in the sink and fill it with warm water. Let it soak for 30 minutes, then gently twist the paddle to remove it. Washing the bread pan in the dishwasher can result in discoloration, pitting and/or rust.

• To clean the window of the bread machine, inside and out, use a damp cloth.

• To store your bread machine while it’s not in use, place the clean bread pan and paddle inside the machine and store it in a cool, dry, covered area, such as a kitchen cabinet.

 

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Judith Fertig

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