A bread maker provides an easy way to bake your own homemade bread. It’s important to keep the bread maker clean so that the baking can be done hygienically. Moreover, the bread becomes less airy when the bread maker is not cleaned properly.
After baking, small scraps and dirt can be left behind, so it is important to clean the machine thoroughly every time after baking.
During the baking process, bits of dough may stick to the inside of the baking tin. It is best to clean the baking tin in soapy water with detergent. Be careful not to use sharp objects to remove this dirt. The inside of the baking tin consists of a non-stick coating and this could potentially damage the coating.
Important things to know when cleaning your breadmaker:
- Rinse the baking tin with clean water and dry thoroughly.
- Dry the bottom of the baking tin well so that water does not reach the electrical parts.
- The baking tin could go in the dishwasher, but we strongly advise against it to prevent damaging the non-stick coating.
- If the non-stick coating is damaged, it is wise to replace the baking tin.
Fiyo sells a variety of bread maker baking tins
- Check the inside of the machine for leftover dough or dirt.
- Don't forget to clean the dough hooks. The dough hooks take care of kneading the bread and, of course, a lot of dough sticks to them. To clean them properly, detach the dough hooks from the baking tin. Place them in a soapy bowl of water with dish soap. Rinse them with clean water and dry well.
- If you somehow lose the dough hooks, new dough hooks are readily available and can be ordered from Fiyo
- Clean the outside of the bread maker with soapy water and a soft cloth.
A few more tips:
- After kneading, immediately remove the dough hooks before baking. This is good for preserving the dough hooks and prevents holes at the bottom of your bread.
- By greasing your baking tin with a small amount of oil, the dough hooks will go through the dough more smoothly and last longer.
- Do not turn on the delayed timer if you add fresh milk or eggs to your dough. The delayed timer may cause these ingredients to spoil or you will get an unpleasant smell in the bread maker.
- Check if the lid still closes properly so that no dirt or dough gets into the machine.
- If the bread does not rise properly or does not brown, check if the thermostat is still functioning properly.