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I need to learn how to clean a milk frother because of hot cocoa. On the weekend, I made a lot of lattes for my daughters. I used to do an experiment to see how long I could keep it on the side. Thecid milk door is barf worthy.
Milk frothers are usually made in three parts. It's easy to maintain the main vessel, power unit, and lid that you dump your milk in.
You probably have three cleaning supplies at home. I will show you how to give your small kitchen appliance a good wipe-down in less time than it takes to drink.
How to clean a milk frother
Good to know
The time is less than ten minutes.
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I showed you how to clean a milk frother using the Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser. The small kitchen appliance that comes with a lid is different from the others. If you're unsure, contact your manufacturer.
Don't use any abrasive cleaning products or metal accessories to clean your milk frother if you don't want to. If you do this, you will ruin your appliance and invalidate your warranty.
Here's what you'll need
- Access to a sink with a faucet
- Your favorite dish soap — has to be Ecover (opens in new tab) for me!
- A small soft brush — I like this twin set from Oxo on Amazon (opens in new tab)
- A dish towel for drying (optional)
- A microfiber cleaning cloth, like this Amazon set (opens in new tab)
How to clean a milk frother
Step 1: Let your milk frother cool down
When you're done warming milk for your coffee or hot chocolate, switch off the power and plug it back in. Enjoy your beverage while the appliance cools down.
It's a good idea to clean your milk frother before you drink hot chocolate, according to the experts at Hotel Chocolat. The mixture won't get wet on the inside of the machine. The cleaning process should start after use.
Step 2: Fill your frother with a soapy mix
Add a few drops of soap to your milk frother by filling it with warm water. You can either boil a small amount of water from your faucet or mix it with cold water from the tap.
This is where the electrical components are located so try not to get it wet.
Step 3: Wipe down your lid
If you have a milk frother, remove the lid and use a soft brush to wipe away any excess milk or chocolate.
Step 4: Turn on your milk frother
Press the milk frother button to let it mix together the warm water and dishwashing liquid to make a soapy mixture. Most of the work should be done by this self-cleaning step. The process takes 2.5 minutes.
5. Pour out your suds and rinse
The dirty water should be put into the sink and washed. Milk frother will be free from debris in a minute. Get the bottom of the machine dry.
Step 6: Inspect your whisk
The steps you have already taken should have cleaned the plastic whisk. It's possible to wash it in the sink.
If you put it in the dishwasher, it will warp and damage it.
Step 7: Wipe down the milk frother exterior
If you've been clumsy, there could be some chocolate on your vessel. Double-check your lid and use a damp microfiber cloth to get rid of any debris on this part.
The CEO of Hotel Chocolat says it's best to clean your milk frother after every use. This will result in a better-tasting hot chocolate and will prevent your machine from getting damaged and breaking. The whisk's ability to blend hot chocolate to that luscious, frothed consistency could be affected by a build-up of milk and Cacao traces.
Most of the time, the answer is no. "Dishes are a no-no for milk frothers," says Thirwell. The jug and power base are powered by electricity, so they need to be kept away from water. The whisk should only be washed by hand.