Updated on October 1, 2022
Wondering how to clean your All-Clad waffle maker? Read on.
Having a waffle maker at home is a great idea for a variety of reasons. You don’t have to worry that you can afford to go out to eat when a craving strikes and you get to eat a delicious waffle that’s crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside and is way better than anything you can get in the freezer section of your local grocery store.
You can even cook other things in your waffle maker, like omelets, stuffing waffles, brownies, and tater tot waffles. The possibilities are endless!
I’m sure you’ll agree with me on this: the only downside of owning your beloved All-Clad waffle maker is cleaning it. There are so many nooks and crannies to worry about cleaning and if your waffle maker doesn’t have removable plates? Even worse. Sometimes it feels like it’s almost not even worth having.
The good news is, it’s super simple for you to get your Belgium waffle maker or thin waffle maker as clean as it was when you first took it out of the box. You’ll be on your way to making a fresh batch of waffles for your family again in no time. With just a little bit of time and elbow grease, your waffle maker will sparkle like it’s brand new.
All-Clad Waffle Makers
Since they were established in 1971, All-Clad has been one of the leaders in the cookware and kitchen appliance industry, selling its products all over the world. They have been selling high-quality kitchen supplies for restaurants and home kitchens alike for nearly fifty years. If you own one, or more, of their products, you know you’ve got a durable, high-quality piece of good old American craftsmanship from a company who is known for producing professional-quality equipment.
All-Clad makes several kitchen appliances for your home, waffle makers included. They make a wide variety of both round and square waffle irons so you can make delicious waffles right in your own home. Whether you want to make breakfast on the weekend or you’re more of a breakfast for dinner type of person, All-Clad has your back.
But how do you get their waffle irons clean? It’s simple, really.
There are so many types of waffle irons on the market, from Belgium style to traditional American style to waffle stick makers. A lot of them have removable plates that can be scrubbed in the sink or washed in your dishwasher with your other dishes. Most of them, though, have plates that can’t be removed.
Some have a non-stick coating, others do not. You have to be careful with non-stick coatings so you don’t scratch them, which will compromise the integrity of the finish.For now, we’ll be focusing on cleaning a non-stick All-Clad waffle iron. Luckily, they’re pretty easy to clean.
Cleaning Supplies Needed
To clean your All-Clad waffle iron with permanent cooking plates, you’ll need just a few supplies.
- Dry Paper Towels
- Very Hot Water
- Liquid Dish Soap
- Soft Bristle Toothbrush
- Soft Cloth
Before you start cleaning, it’s important to make sure your All-Clad waffle iron is prepared. To get it ready, you need to make sure it is turned off and unplugged. Let it cool completely before starting.
Cleaning Your Waffle Iron
Now that your All-Clad waffle iron is turned off, unplugged, and completely cooled, it’s time to start cleaning! Make sure you have all of your supplies within reach so you don’t have to stop in the middle of the process to hunt anything down.
- Open your waffle maker.
- Using a dry paper towel, wipe off any excess grease and crumbs that are on the surface of the cooking plates.
- Fold your paper towel so that you can get it in all of the nooks and crannies.
- Slide the paper towel through all of the channels on the waffle maker.
- Once you’re finished with wiping it down, it’s time to get your hot water ready.
- Fill a bowl about halfway with really hot water and add a few drops of your desired dish soap and stir it around; it should be slightly sudsy but not foamy.
- Dip the corner of your rag into the hot soapy water.
- Wipe the plates of your waffle iron with the soapy water.
- Next, dip your toothbrush in the hot soapy water and use it to gently scrub the various grooves of the cooking plates.
- Make sure you do this to both the top and bottom plates.
- Using a clean, dry rag, wipe off both plates.
- Close your waffle iron and wipe down the outside of the machine.
That’s it! Your All-Clad waffle maker should be good as new and ready to make a big batch of crispy and fluffy waffles for yourself and your family!