How Do You Clean a Waffle Iron?


Quick Answer

To clean a waffle iron, use a damp paper towel, a dry paper towel, and a chop stick or pencil. Use cooking oil for baked-on batter, and use a sponge and soapy water to clean all removable plates.

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  1. Wait for the waffle iron to cool

    Unplug the waffle iron, and make sure it is completely cool before you begin cleaning it to avoid injury.

  2. Wipe the grid plates

    Once the waffle iron is cool to the touch, wipe the grid with a dry or damp paper towel. Remove any crumbs, and soak up any oil that is left behind.

  3. Clean the exterior

    Wipe down the exterior of the waffle iron with a damp paper towel.

  4. Clean within the grid

    Every few cleanings, clean the grid of the waffle iron with a chop stick wrapped in a paper towel. You can also use a pencil in place of the chopstick.

  5. Use cooking oil

    For caked-on spills, apply a few drops of cooking oil. Let it sit for a few minutes, and then wipe the soiled area with a damp paper towel.

  6. Wash removable plates

    Wash all removable plates with warm soapy water and a soft cloth or sponge.

  7. Dry the waffle iron

    Dry the waffle iron completely before putting it away.

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