A food processor
is a workhorse in the kitchen, chopping, blending, slicing and mixing ingredients with ease. It can replace a chopper, blender, mixer and even a mixer/dicer and is the go-to for anyone who cooks regularly and wants to create healthy meals that are easy on the wallet. But like any appliance it requires regular maintenance and cleaning to keep it at its best.
If you don't do it, your food processor may begin to smell and the blades can become dull. To avoid this, clean the removable parts and the base of the appliance with warm water and mild dishwashing liquid. A solution of one part vinegar to one part water can also be used to soak and sanitise the parts, especially after working with tomatoes or other colourful foods.
Be sure to unplug the appliance before dismantling it and never place any parts in the sink as they are very sharp (this goes for knives too, btw). Once the pieces have been cleaned, let them dry thoroughly. It is important that the base of the food processor and the cord are kept dry too. A quick wipe down after each use is good practice and helps to prevent acid from seeping into the motor and causing damage.