One of the most frequent questions we get asked is how to get all the food out of your TM Bowl and how to remove yellow stains or burnt on food.
Find all the answers to these questions and more to keep your Thermie in top tip condition.
- Removing yellow stains from the Thermomix® lid
As soon as you cook a curry or tomato dish, you will notice that your Thermomix lid will have a yellow stain. If you get any yellow stains on your lid, basket, Varoma® or spatula, pop them in the sun for a couple of hours. The UV rays will remove the staining.
- Getting thick batters out from the TM Bowl and off the blades
- Remove bread dough from the TM Bowl
The easiest way to remove bread dough from the TM Bowl is to tip the bowl upside down on a TM Essentials Silicone Baking Mat. Twist the blades back and forth and the dough will fall off the blades and out of the Bowl.
- Cleaning the TM Bowl after melting chocolate
After removing as much chocolate as you can, add a glass of milk and a teaspoon of cocoa powder to the TM Bowl. Mix for 5 min/80°C/Speed 3. Enjoy!
- Cleaning the TM Bowl with a Vinegar Wash
The main reason a hollandaise, mayonnaise or other egg-based sauce splits when making is that there are traces of oil in the TM Bowl. This is also the case when egg whites fail to whip. To remove any traces of oil in your TM Bowl, do a vinegar wash for a sparkling clean bowl.
Add 1 litre of water to the TM Bowl (with the butterfly in place if you will be using it in your recipe), 30g white vinegar and mix for 10 min/Varoma/Speed 4. Rinse and dry with a clean tea towel.
- Remove odours from the Bowl and Lid
Add 2 tsp bi-carbonate of soda, 1 litre of water and 60g lemon juice to the TM Bowl. Heat for 15 minutes/Varoma temp/Speed 3.
- Cleaning the TM Bowl
- Use the TM Essentials Bowl Brush to quickly and easily remove most food from your TM Bowl and have it ready to use again in no time.
- Your TM Bowl is dishwasher safe if you have the time to wait for the cycle.
- A euroSCRUBBY will quickly and safely remove burnt on food from the base of your bowl.
An egg shell and lemon wash will give your TM Bowl a sparkly finish. Simply add 3 or 4 egg shells (or whatever you have on hand) and half a lemon to the Bowl. Chop 10 sec/Speed 8. Scrape down TM Bowl. Add 500g water and cook 30 mins/50°C/Speed 1. Rinse well when finished.
- Cleaning the TM Blades
The TM Blades are dishwasher safe. To clean the small gap under the blades we recommend using the TM Essentials Blade Brushes. Made from stainless steel twisted wire with sturdy nylon bristles, they will easily remove dough, chocolate and other food residue.
- Drying your bowl
You can dry your bowl automatically by placing a tea towel in the TM bowl and mixing for 15 sec/Reverse Speed 2.
- Cleaning the Thermomix® body and feet
Keep your Thermomix® Appliances shiny and sparkling new with our super popular Cleaning Bundle. Save 20% when you purchase our favourite cleaning products together in a bundle.
Complete with a padded microfibre Drying Mat to protect your blades and countertop, a set of 2 Bowl Brushes to clean your Bowl, 2 Blade Brushes and a euroSCRUBBY to remove burnt on food.
Get your Cleaning Bundle here.
What other Thermomix cleaning hints and tips can you share with us?