Popcorn Makers are not hard to clean once you know how to do it. Keeping a clean machine will both keep you safe from harmful germs and keep your machine looking fantastic. This article will go over the steps you should take to make cleaning your popcorn popper as easy as it it to pop your popcorn.
The first thing you will need to do is wait for your popcorn maker to cool down. Attempting to clean a machine that has just been used can be a safety hazard. Room temperature is best, but if you can’t wait that long then use your best judgment and start cleaning once it feels safe.
Following this you will want to make sure all popcorn has been removed from the popcorn machine. Attempting to disinfect a machine that has food in it is not a good idea..
Use a sponge or towel to rub the kettle down until it is spotless. Heavy industrial strength cleaners can be used to make your machine shine. Once you have sprayed the kettle, you should let the cleaning agent soak into it for 15 to 20 minutes before wiping it off. Following this step will ensure the cleaning materials are able to break through any mess left after cooking.
The glass components can be cleaned with window cleaners and sprays such as windex. Wash them just like you would any other glass component. Follow this up by wiping them down with a wet wash rag to make sure all the cleaner is removed. You wouldn’t want your next batch of popcorn to taste like window cleaner would you?
Metal pieces like posts and trays should be cleaned using clean water and soap. Washing these by hand is the best method, but some machines will let you place individual pieces in an automatic washer. See what the users manual says to do before attempting this.
Lastly you will want to completely dry all components of the popcorn maker. This will ensure that the machine is completely clean and give you an easier time when doing your final inspection. Also, drying the glass will keep streaks from forming which can make your machine appear dirty even when clean.
Thank you for reading my article on washing popcorn makers. Use these tips each and every time you clean your machine and you will be sure to keep your popcorn maker running like new for years to come.