Need to clean your electric egg cooker but not sure if it’s safe? Read on!
Eggs make up an abundant and delicious source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. And are frequently used in dishes in many households around the world.
Egg cookers come in different designs and sizes which cater to making boiled, poached, or scrambled eggs.
Some make one egg at a time while others can make up to 12 at a time!
Why you should clean your egg cooker
You should clean your egg cooker because having any residue or grease in the appliance can affect it’s performance or the egg’s taste.
Before you begin cleaning, though, you should have a look through your egg cooker’s manual first. If you’ve lost it, search for it on the manufacturer’s website and you’ll find it.
Step 1 – Turn off and unplug the egg cooker!
You should never clean an appliance while switched on, and preferably not while plugged in if you can help it.
You might be able to clean your refrigerator while plugged in but there’s no reason you shouldn’t unplug a small kitchen appliance.
Also, make sure that the device has completely cooled since it’s last use.
Step 2 – Bring on the water – with care, though
Remember that if your egg cooker is electric, then it’s not dishwasher safe. Although certain removable elements of it may be.
Still, it’s safer to hand wash them or at least run them in the dishwasher on low heat or no heat.
Step 3 – Manually cleaning with a most cloth
A most, microfiber cloth is your go to cleaning product here. You can use just water, or you can use a little vinegar with it. Either way, the microfiber cloth will ensure that you don’t scratch your egg cooker.
Step 4 – All done!
Be sure to allow your egg cooker to fully dry before using it again.
Why I Use Microfiber Cloths?
Whenever I clean anything I want to get it done as quickly as possible. Older cotton cloths tend to push around dirt and have to be replaced frequently so end up being pretty useless. Microfiber cloths are designed to be able to clean and therefore, are the preferred way of cleaning a delicate kitchen appliance.
Why Use Vinegar?
Vinegar especially white vinegar is a good natural cleaning agent. As a liquid vinegar contains about 5–20% acetic acid. Vinegar is used as a cleaning agent because of its acidity.
The acetic acid in the vinegar helps to dissolve most mineral deposits from smooth surfaces such an egg cookers heating plate.
Due to the vinegar being very acidic it is recommended that you dilute it with water when using it as a cleaning agent to reduce the chance of damaging the surface being cleaned.
How to clean an electric egg cooker – wrap up!
Cleaning an electric egg cooker can be a quick a relatively easy task right materials.
By cleaning your cooker on a regular basis, you’ll ensure the mineral deposits do not build up on the surface of the heating elements and ensuring that performance is maintained.