Food processors generally have a number of blades for chopping, shredding, grating, slicing, and mixing foods. There are two basic types of food processors; belt driven and direct-driven. The belt-driven ones have the motor on one side and the mixing bowl on the other side of the motor. A rubber belt connects the drive shaft and the blade shaft and this makes the blades spin. On the contrary, the spindle is directly connected to the motor in the direct-driven food processors and the mixing bowl is located above the gear assembly.
A food processor can considerably save your time and effort for doing kitchen work and preparing food while ensuring the results are as per your requirements. In order to unleash the true potential of your food processor, it is necessary that you take the right measures for maintaining and taking care of the appliance. Here are some tips for taking care of your food processor to ensure that it functions smoothly:
- Prior to using the food processor, ensure that the foods that are being used in the food processor are allowed to be used in the food processor.
- Cut fruits and vegetables in small pieces so that the results are consistent and the processor operates smoothly.
- Before cleaning the processor, turn it off and unplug the appliance from the power supply.
- When the processor is running, never put your hand in it as it would not only damage the product but would result in severe injuries as well.
- Do not fill your food processor completely as this might not result in uniform chopping and blending.
- If you are using your food processor for kneading dough, add liquid through the feeding tube only.
- To remove odors from your food processor bowl, add baking soda and water solution to the bowl and keep it for fifteen minutes. Dry your bowl thoroughly.
- Clean your food processor after each use. Wipe the outer surface of best food processor’s base using a damp cloth and then allow it to dry in air. Wash the blades, bowl, and lid of the food processors and wipe thoroughly for getting rid of the moisture completely.
- Oil the blades of your food processor so that they work efficiently. However, read the instruction manual provided by the manufacturer before doing so. Immediately replace the blades if they are damaged.
- In order to get rid of stubborn food deposits, use a nylon scrubber.
- Never operate you food processor with food stuck between the blades. This would cause the blades to damage quickly.