Cleaning egg boiler – this is how you should proceed

If you take care of your kitchen appliances, you will prolong their life. Regular cleaning is essential for this. How best to clean egg stoves, what things to look out for, and why descaling is important, read here.

Care of the egg cooker

Egg stoves are in and of themselves quite easy to care for and also not very time-consuming to clean. The following parts should be cleaned regularly after use:

  • the housing
  • the cover
  • the inside of the egg boiler and the heating plate
  • the egg tray

Before cleaning, you should always unplug the egg stove from the mains and let it cool down completely first. Only when your egg stove has cooled down completely should you start cleaning it.

Cleaning the housing

You can simply wipe the housing with a damp cloth dipped in dishwater and wrung out. Make sure the rag is not too wet – egg stoves are electrical appliances. Never immerse the appliance in water. You can remove stubborn dirt, such as grease splatters from cooking, with vinegar.

Cleaning the cover

You can clean the cover in the same way as the housing. You may also be able to put the cover in the dishwasher. Whether parts of the egg stove may be cleaned in the dishwasher is usually indicated by the manufacturer in the operating instructions. If there is no such indication of dishwasher resistance, you should not clean in the dishwasher to be on the safe side.

Cleaning inside

You should never use aggressive or scratchy cleaning agents here. The heating plate is usually coated and very delicate. Avoid scratching it at all costs.

Limescale can later build up on the scratches and the inside then becomes encrusted very quickly. If you see lime deposits or burned-in lime residue, you should decalcify the egg stove.

Cleaning the egg tray

The egg tray is usually made of plastic. In many cases, it is dishwasher safe. However, make sure that the manufacturer actually states this in the operating instructions. If there is no such indication, you should clean the egg tray by hand to be on the safe side.

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Regularly removing traces of limescale is also important for the appliance to function properly. Calcified appliances no longer heat properly, overheat more quickly and break down faster. They also require much more electricity than clean appliances.

Elizabeth Green

Elizabeth Green

Elizabeth Green is a seasoned home chef and culinary expert who has a passion for all things kitchen-related. With her extensive knowledge of the latest kitchen products and appliances, Elizabeth provides insightful reviews and recommendations to help consumers make informed purchasing decisions. Whether you're looking for a new refrigerator, blender, or cookware set, Elizabeth is your guide to finding the best kitchen products available in the UK.

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