If your kitchen is overrun with small appliances, just cleaning those alone can be quite the lengthy task. If your appliances are stainless steel, check out our stainless steel cleaning guide to get the fronts extra-shiny.
Here’s a quick rundown on how to clean your trusty food makers — along with links to our comprehensive cleaning guides:
Place a bowl with a few lemon slices in the microwave, and run it on high for four minutes. Leave the door closed for an hour, then open it up and wipe the grime right up.
The coffee pot
Use the auto-clean button to clean the coffee maker with 1:1 vinegar:water. No auto-clean? Brew a couple of pots with 1:1 vinegar:water. Scrub the basket and the pot.
The toaster oven
To clean the toaster oven, sift or vacuum out the burnt bits from the bottom. Wipe the inside with a damp microfiber cloth. Don’t touch the heating elements, which are easily damaged.
To clean your juicer, add a little mild dish soap to a sinkful of warm water. Disassemble the juicer, soak the components for 10 minutes, then wash and dry thoroughly.
The instant pot
Clean your instant pot by disassembling and soaking the pieces in soapy water. Wipe down the base and inside with a damp microfiber cloth. Wash and dry the pieces, then reassemble.
The air fryer
Disassemble your fryer and soak the pieces. Use a non-abrasive sponge to remove stuck-on food. Clean the air fryer base with a damp microfiber cloth, wash the parts, and reassemble.