How to Clean Hand Mixers

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If dessert is a treasure, then a hand mixer is quite literally the key. Having a hand mixer around can make your job as a chef and a baker a whole lot easier. Keep reading to find out how to clean hand mixers.

From helping us make the most decadent soufflés and the fluffiest omelets you can imagine, hand mixers come through for us every single day. 

However, oftentimes, we tend to forget about the dirty dishes that accompany these amazing dishes. 

For desserts, in particular, you have to deal with a ton of sticky utensils owing to all the sugar. Of course, a hand mixer is one of the casualties as well. 

Luckily, there are few tips and tricks that can save you a bunch of time and energy! So, do not be fazed by the mess because we have the answer right here. Keep reading to find out how to clean hand mixers.

Fill the mixing bowl with warm water

The first step to cleaning your hand mixer is filling the mixing bowl with warm water.

The reason we recommend using warm water is purely because of thermodynamical reasons. As you might have already tried and tested, warm water is better suited to tackle cleaning jobs as opposed to cold water.

Furthermore, we recommend that you use the mixing bowl because you’ll essentially be hitting two birds with one stone.

Add dishwashing liquid

Once you’ve filled the bowl with water, add a drop or two of dishwashing liquid. Use a quantity directly proportional to how dirty the bowl/mixer is.

Dishwashers are optimal for cleaning organic debris due to their enzyme content, which helps break up molecules that are normally hard to deal with.

Lower the beater onto the mixture

While keeping the beaters attached to the body, lower the beater into the warm bowl.

Assume that you’re going on about your work, and you’re about to make another mixture. The setup and the protocol are virtually the same.

Turn it on

Once immersed, turn on the power source.

Start off the beater speed at slow and then gradually increase it to medium, or even fast. Note that at this stage, there is no mixture present. 

Let it whip

Let the mixture run for a couple of minutes at medium capacity. 

Release and rinse 

This is the last step, and the easiest one to follow through with.

Once you’ve done the deed for a couple of minutes, you can either inspect for further dirt or grime and repeat the process, or stop indefinitely.

If it’s the former, we suggest that you proceed and rinse out the mixing bowl with warm water.

Voila! You now have a clean hand mixer and a mixing bowl!


We hope that the steps mentioned above have made your life significantly easier and sweeter. Again, we would like to emphasize that hand mixer are delicate and require attention to detail. If you have any tips of your own or feel that your method is better, don’t hesitate to share it in the comment section below!

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Buried in his toolshed, pulling an appliance or two apart, is where you’re likely to find Oscar on most days. Ever since his brother introduced him to the world of tinkering and repairing, Oscar has been obsessed with his craft and especially loves taking appliances around the house apart and then putting them back together. He’s definitely the quirkiest among the team, and loves explaining in detail how one appliance is different from the other and how each of them works (after having taken them apart and satisfied his curiosity of course).

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