12 Tips To Washing Your Thermomix Bowl
There is often the misconception that sometimes it's too much effort to use the Thermomix because of having to wash the bowl up. With these handy tips you will never find it hard to wash up your Thermomix bowl ever again.
Use a pastry brush to clean herbs and spices out of a dry bowl so you can continue to use it. By wetting the bowl to get all the extra spices out you will have to wait for the bowl to dry, loose some of the extra spice that was in the bowl and if you then go onto chopping something like nuts it won't be as smooth of a chop as when the bowl is dry.
Tip 2 and 3
When cooking something thats a little bit sticky or it coats the entire bowl like a cake batter, fill the bowl with some water blend on high for a couple of seconds to remove most of the excess mixture from the sides of the bowl. If it still has any excess residue you can use the Thermomix brush to remove the remainder.
When you have a stubborn stain in your Thermomix bowl or its needing a refresher to get back to its shiny state, do a lemon vinegar wash. Add 1L of water, peel of 1 lemon and a dash of vinegar. Cook 10 minutes/steaming temperature/speed 1. Once its cooked pour out the liquid and if there is any excess, use your brush as in tip 3. Your bowl will be as good as new.
Tip 5 and 6
The easiest way to wash your bowl after a big day of cooking is by simply putting it in your dishwasher. Separate the parts, place in the dishwasher and then ensure to dry it well before using. The pins underneath are the MOST vital to ensure are dry as they touch all the electronics in your machine.
Have you ever had your lid discolour? We sure have! If you are using something like turmeric, the colour of your lid can change. However, it is super easy to change it back if you just place your lid in the sun for a short time.
When you are making something that sticks to the blades like dough DO NOT try wash your bowl with hot water to get it out. You will make a glue. Instead, use cold water or try our flicking off the blade method in Tip 9.
If there is a heap of food left on your blades like a dough or cake batter, scrape out the majority of the mixture first. Then put your bowl back on the base and turn it onto speed 6 for 10 seconds. This will flick the remainder of the mixture off the blades. It's really handy when your trying to get just one more cupcake from the batter you made! It also makes washing it up a lot easier as well.
If you have something really glued onto the bottom of your Thermomix bowl you might need to try a baking soda wash. Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of vinegar and 100g of water to the bowl. Allow it to soak for 10 minutes. Use your brush to scrub off the stain. You can even try the lemon wash in tip 4 after if your bowl is still looking dull.
Another way to get any stains off the bottom of your Thermomix bowl is by using a white magic sponge. Just wet it and use it to scrub. It really helps to get any stubborn stains off.
The biggest tip we can give you to help you clean your bowl is to rinse your bowl straight away after you finish using it! This will make it a lot easier to wash when you come back to it so that you are not challenged with dried food on the side of the bowl and blades. Give it a quick water Thermomix turbo as in Tip 2. Then you will have no excuse for a challenging wash up later.