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Learn How to Clean an Electric Egg Cooker
In this short post you will learn how to clean an electric egg cooker safely to ensure that any residue or grease is removed to maintain the performance and appearance of the egg cooker.
Before your clean your egg cooker you will need to have access to the appliance’s manual. If you have lost your copy then there should be one available on the manufacturers website.
WARNING: Do not clean the appliance while it is switched on. Ensure the appliance is disconnected from the power supply and that is has cooled down if it has recently been used. Do not immerse the main base of the egg cooker in any liquid be that water or similar. (The appliances base contains the electrical components and is easy to identify since it will have the power cord connected to it.)
- MicroFiber Cloth (We use: AmazonBasics Microfiber Cleaning Cloths)
- White Vinegar
- Ensure the appliance is disconnected from the mains.
- Ensure the appliance is cool before cleaning.
- Dampen the cloth, then use it to wipe the body of the appliance.
- You can use the damp cloth to clean any mineral deposits from the heating plate of the egg cooker. What you may find is as with many egg cooker bases that yours will have a non-stick heating plate so do not use abrasive cleaning liquids since they may scratch this non-stick surface thereby affecting the units performance.
- Stubborn limescale: If you come across more stubborn mineral deposits (limescale) that you cannot remove using a damp cloth on its own then use a tablespoon of vinegar diluted with some water to help speed up its removal. Let the vinegar/water mix sit on the heating plate for 30 minutes. Then using the damp cloth to wipe the surface.
- You can wash the unit’s lid and any egg trays that are supplied with it in soapy water. Check the units manual to see if these parts of the appliance are dishwasher safe. Some parts may become distorted at the high temperatures that a dishwasher can reach. If the parts are dishwasher safe then usually it will be safe to place the lid and egg trays on the top shelf of the dishwasher.
Why I Use Microfiber Cloths?
Whenever I clean anything I want to get it done as quickly as possible. Over the years I have found that older cotton cloths tend to push around dirt and have to be replaced frequently so end up being pretty useless. So a friend of mine introduced me to AmazonBasics Microfiber Cleaning Cloths. I instantly fell in love with them and they are an essential part of my cleaning tool arsenal.
Microfiber cloths are super at cleaning due to how they are constructed. These cloths when viewed under a microscope will allow you to see microfibers, with some clothe having fibers that are 1/100 the size of a human hair. These microfibers easily capture fine dirt and dust particles that other cloths would struggle with. So you need less abrasive chemicals and they reduce the chances of scratching surfaces.
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AmazonBasics Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
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. See the bestselling White Vinegar on Amazon.
Cleaning an egg cooker is a relatively quick and easy task with the need for a minimal amount of materials to get the task done. By cleaning your unit on a regular basis you will ensure the mineral deposits do not build up on the surface of the heating place ensuring that performance is maintained.