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Taking good care of your waffle maker is one way to ensure a delicious waffle dish. Here some quick guide on how to take care of your waffle maker:
1. All waffle makers are not made the same so always refer to your instruction manual or the manufacture’s website to learn cleaning tips specific to your own waffle maker.
2. As a general rule, before you clean your waffle maker wait for it to cool. That doesn’t mean you should put it down and forget to clean it. Make a habit of cleaning your waffle maker as soon as it cools down and you won’t have much problem with the cleaning.
3. When cleaning your waffle maker, use a dry paper towel or a damp cloth to wipe away crumbs and soak up excess oil drips on the grid plates.
4. Avoid using sharp or metal tools to remove the cooked waffles or to scrape off caked-on batter as this may sctratch the surface and create future problems with stuck waffles.
5. To scrape off baked-on batters form the waffle iron, pour a few drops of cooking oil onto the batter or soak a cloth in hot water and place it inside the waffle iron and cover it. Allow it to sit for a few minutes to soften and then wipe it away with a damp cloth or a paper towel or use a rubber spatula to scrap it off.
6. You can prevent waffles from sticking by greasing the grid with a proper amount of oil. You can also use the butter in your batter to your advantage when it comes to maintaining your waffle maker. The more butter in your batter, the fewer stuck waffles you will have on your machine.
For a more in-depth guide on how to clean a waffle maker, check out this guide here.