How to Clean Waffle Irons

Waffle irons are a quick and reliable tool for making the perfect waffles. Nevertheless, if you do not clean waffle irons regularly, they can become unsightly. Learn how to clean waffle irons easily and quickly by following these tips:

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Cleaning a Waffle Iron

Step 1

Unplug your waffle iron after each use, prior to cleaning. It is ready to be cleaned when it is cool to the touch.

Step 2

Clean it after each use. This will make extensive cleaning of waffle irons unecessary. Brush away crumbs and clean lightly with a damp cloth.

Step 3

Remove baked on batter or burnt crumbs by detatching the waffle iron grid. Place it in a sink full of warm water. If batter doesn't come off easily in a few moments, gently scrub the grid with a nylon scrubber.

Step 4

Maintain your waffle iron to prevent it from sticking and burning. In order to do this, you can grease your waffle iron: Butter both sides of a slice of bread and lay it on the waffle iron to brown. Discard bread once it is browned. This will keep all of the indentations greased.


Ris Lexington

Ris Lexington, a New York-based editor, has more than a decade of experience in newspaper, magazine and book publishing. Before becoming a professional writer online in 2007, she served as the editor of a Canadian health and wellness magazine. She holds a bachelor's degree in English.