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The Easiest Way To Clean a Waffle Maker

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Waffle makers are great and fun kitchen appliances. They allow you to make a fresh, fluffy waffle in a matter of minutes. All you need to do to use one is plug it in, turn it on and pour your batter in - it'll do the rest. However, making waffles can create a big mess. With bowls of batter and syrup-covered plates, the last thing you want to do is spend too much time cleaning your waffle maker. Luckily, there's a trick to keep it clean without spending too much time. 

The Best Way to Clean Your Waffle Maker 
Because your waffle maker is an appliance, you can't just toss it into the sink to soak in soapy water. It isn't safe and it could damage your waffle maker. However, the grooves that make your tasty waffles can be tough to clean. The trick to getting into those nooks and crannies by using the waffle maker's heat and grooves against the mess. 

After you make your food, turn off the waffle maker. Then, wipe your waffle maker exactly where you'd pour the batter with a dry paper towel. This should remove most of the mess. If there's any batter caked on, pour cooking oil on it and let it sit for about five minute. The it should wipe away easily. 

Clean the exterior of your waffle maker with a soft, damp cloth when it is sufficiently cool. 

Alternative Method for Bigger Messes 
If you're dealing with a more significant waffle mess, you may want to remove the plates and wash them in the sink. In this situation, it's very important to ensure the waffle maker is turned off and cool before you touch the plates.