Cleaning your sous vide cooker is an important task to ensure that it continues to function properly and that your food is cooked in a safe and healthy environment. With regular cleaning, your sous vide cooker will last longer and perform better. Here, we will provide detailed instructions, a list of tools used, and tips and tricks on how to clean a sous vide cooker.
- Soft sponge or brush
- White vinegar
- Baking soda
- Distilled water
- Microfiber cloth or towel
- Toothbrush (optional)
- Unplug the sous vide cooker from the power outlet and let it cool down completely before cleaning.
- Remove the water bath container from the heating unit and empty any remaining water.
- Wipe the exterior of the heating unit with a damp microfiber cloth or towel to remove any visible dirt or grime.
- To clean the water bath container, fill it with a solution of 1 part white vinegar and 3 parts distilled water.
- Use a soft sponge or brush to gently scrub the interior of the container, paying special attention to the corners and edges.
- Use a toothbrush to gently scrub any hard-to-reach areas, such as the water level sensor or the temperature probe.
- Once you have finished scrubbing, empty the water bath container and rinse it thoroughly with clean water.
- To remove any remaining stains or mineral buildup, you can use a solution of 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 1 quart of distilled water. Scrub the interior of the container with this solution and then rinse it thoroughly with clean water.
- Dry the water bath container and the heating unit with a microfiber cloth or towel.
- Once everything is dry, reassemble the sous vide cooker and plug it back into the power outlet.
Tips and Tricks
- Always make sure to unplug the sous vide cooker and let it cool down completely before cleaning.
- Use only distilled water in your sous vide cooker to prevent mineral buildup.
- Clean the water bath container after every use to prevent bacteria or food particles from building up.
- To prevent stains or mineral buildup, you can add a descaling solution to the water bath container.
- If you have hard water in your area, it’s a good idea to clean your sous vide cooker more frequently to prevent mineral buildup.
- To prevent any damage to the heating element, do not use abrasive or harsh cleaning products or tools.