How to Clean a Commercial Mixer

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A commercial mixer is an essential piece of equipment in any commercial kitchen such as in hotels and restaurants. This appliance performs a variety of functions from stirring to whipping, and food particles could cause problems within the inner workings of the mixer. Proper cleaning is required to maintain perfect working conditions for the mixer's next task.

  • Dish detergent
  • Cooking spoon
  • Sponge
  • Warm soapy soft cloth
  • Bowl towel

1 Fill a sink

Fill a sink with warm water and mix in 3 or 4 tbsp. of dishwashing detergent.

2 Unplug the stand mixer

Unplug the stand mixer before you begin the cleaning process.

3 Immerse only the beaters

Immerse only the beaters of the commercial mixer into the sink and scrub them with a sponge to remove all food residue.

4 Wipe the rest

Wipe the rest of the commercial mixer using a soapy, soft cloth. If food particles won't come off by simply wiping, lay the wet cloth on the debris for a few minutes and scrub again using the soft cloth. Use the sponge to scrub off hard-to-remove material if necessary.

5 Rinse off the beaters

Rinse off the beaters and the rest of commercial mixer using warm, clean water and a soft cloth.

6 Wipe the appliance

Wipe the appliance using the dish towel and store it ready for its next use.

  • Failure to unplug the commercial mixer before cleaning could lead to electrical shock.

Alexa Josphine began her writing career in 2005. Her work has appeared in the monthly publication "DRUM" magazine, among other publications. Josphine is pursuing her master's degree in journalism from Daystar University in Nairobi, Kenya.