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How To Clean Waffle Iron

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Thinking about how to clean waffle iron? Here are some tried and tested techniques that have worked well with most people.

Things You Will Need

·         Cloth

·         Knife or a chopstick

·         Paper Towels

·         Vegetable oil


  • Make sure the waffle cleaner has cooled down before you attempt to clean it.
  • Brush off all the crumbs and loose particles with a dry cloth or paper towel. This process will also get rid of all the excess oil drips in the grid plates.
  • Dampen the cloth and wipe down the insides of the waffle maker.
  • The grids of the waffle maker always collect oil after each use, after about 4 or 5 uses make sure you use some paper towels around a chopstick or the sharp edge of a knife and wipe away the oil build up.
  • To remove stubborn, baked-on batter build up, pour a few drops of vegetable oil onto the batter. Let it sit a few minutes to soften, and then wipe it away with a damp cloth or paper towel.
  • Removable cooking plates can be carefully washed in warm, soapy water, rinsed clean and dried on a dish rack.
  • Make sure your waffle maker is fully dry before putting it away.


  • Always refer to your appliance manual or the manufacturer's website for cleaning tips specific to your waffle maker.
  • Nonstick waffle makers should only need a slight coating of vegetable oil or cooking spray before the first time they're used for the day, not before each waffle is made.
  • Never immerse your waffle maker in water.
  • Don't use pointed or metal tools to take out the cooked waffles, or to scratch off caked-on batter.

Hopefully you wont dread cleaning waffle iron next time and the task will be a little easier. Happy cleaning!


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How To Clean Waffle Iron