How do I Clean a Toastmaster Belgian Waffle Maker?

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Things You'll Need

  • Lint-free microfiber cloths

  • Pastry brush (optional)

  • Non-stick surface safe plastic scouring pad

  • Vegetable oil

  • Water

  • Mild dish detergent

  • Baking soda (optional)

  • White distilled vinegar (optional)

Tip

If you can't remove a stain from the exterior of your Toastmaster Belgian Waffle Maker, sprinkle baking soda on a damp cloth and rub it on the stain or wipe the stain with undiluted white vinegar until it fades from the surface. Wipe the area with another damp cloth to rinse and wipe dry.

Warning

Immersion of your Toastmaster Belgian Waffle Maker in water can permanently damage it. Abrasive cleaning tools such as steel wool and scouring pads not approved for use on non-stick surfaces can scratch your appliance and destroy its non-stick coating. Use of wooden, plastic or nylon utensils when making Belgian waffles reduces scratches that can collect food and make it difficult to clean.

Toastmaster Belgian Waffle Makers are electric countertop waffle irons manufactured with non-stick baking griddles and a plastic exterior. Although slight variations in designs exist by model, cleanup of a Toastmaster Belgian Waffle Maker is the same across models. Cleaning requires little work beyond the removal of any food particles clinging to the non-stick surface after baking and any dust, grease or stains on the exterior and cord.

Step 1

Turn off and unplug your Toastmaster Belgian Waffle Maker. Wait for the appliance to cool to the point that the griddles feel warm to the touch before cleaning.

Step 2

Brush the non-stick griddles with a soft, lint-free microfiber cloth or pastry brush to remove any food sticking to the surfaces. If you have difficulty removing any food particles, brush the particles away gently with a plastic mesh scouring pad designed for use on non-stick surfaces.

Step 3

Pour vegetable oil on a cloth or white paper towel. Wipe the non-stick griddles with a thin layer of the oil to remove any additional debris and season the surface for future use.

Step 4

Wipe the exterior of your appliance and electrical cord with a damp microfiber cloth and then wipe the surfaces dry with another cloth. If the exterior has grease or other stains, add a few drops of a mild dish detergent to the cloth and rub away the stains. Rinse with a fresh, damp cloth and wipe dry.

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