I have officially finished baking all the cookies for Christmas. My counter top mixer has gotten quite the work out. Every time I would use it, I would wipe it down and clean the large pieces–the dough hook, the whisk and the guard. Some of the nooks and crannies did not get a good clean.
I started with a sink of warm soapy water (dish detergent). My tools were a clean dish cloth and a old but clean toothbrush.
I started by unplugging the mixer. Then I wiped it off with a dish cloth that had been soaked in warm soapy water and then well wrung out. I got all the major parts clean. Then came out the toothbrush
The toothbrush was soaked in the warm soapy water and excess water tapped out. I got in all the spot where the food has gotten stuck.
Finally I took a soft clean towel and gave the mixer a good drying and polishing.
Now my mixer shines and is ready for mixing mashed potatoes for Christmas dinner.