How To Clean A Burnt Soup Maker Without A Fuss

How to Clean a Burnt Soup Maker?

We all face burnt soup at some point. But scrubbing that crust does not have to waste your time. Learn how to clean your soup maker quickly and easily!

A soup maker that is burnt can be left overnight filled with a solution of water and biological washing powder. The enzymes do all the work and the burnt soup will be easy to remove the next morning.

Intrigued? Let’s find out more about soup makers and how to perfect this nifty cleaning hack!

How To Easily Clean Your Burnt Soup Maker

If you love making soup on a regular basis, the chances are that there is a soup maker somewhere in the kitchen. Indeed, these appliances make cooking soup easier and faster, brewing the best taste and the right quantity of soup that you want every time.

But, hey. Sometimes, the heat gets too much or we look away for too long and the soup burns a little at the bottom. When that happens, cleaning this crust can become a herculean task. Nobody loves doing the dishes or scrubbing stuff. In fact, cleaning up must be the most hated part of the cooking process. Why make it more difficult?

With the right know-how, you will never have to worry about a burnt soup maker. All you need is a little time, water, and a biological washing powder. These three elves will do most of the work for you!

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The Perfect Way to Clean a Burnt Soup Maker

Once you trawl the Internet looking for tips on how to clean a burnt soup maker, you will soon realize that there is no shortage of advice. Tips range from soaking the pan in baking soda to boiling the pan with distilled vinegar. All these tips probably work but there is one we believe is the best approach to cleaning your burnt soup maker.

We chose this method because it is the least abrasive and almost effortless. Indeed, the enzymes in the solution will break down the burns and change them to scum which will easily just wash off. Interestingly, this approach also works well for washing oven racks with burnt food. Our method will save you time, money on expensive cleaners and make the job go smooth as a dream!

How to Clean a Burnt Soup Maker?

What Do I Need To Clean My Burnt Soup Maker?

Nothing too off the chart, we promise! Let’s have a peek at all the stuff you need for this project.

  • Boiling water (it needs to be between 2.5 cm and 5 cm deep).
  • Two-thirds of a cup of biological washing powder. You do not have to buy the pricey ones, either! Even a cheap one will do the job perfectly well.
  • A soft brushing utensil or a rough sponge.

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How Do I Clean My Burnt Soup Maker?

Now that you have everything ready, let’s look at the steps you need to take to clean your unfortunate soup maker.

  1. Boil the kettle and pour the water into the soup maker. It should be between 2.5 and 5 cm deep.
  2. Take the biological washing powder and add a cup (two-thirds full).
  3. Use a spoon to dissolve the powder in the water.
  4. Leave the soup maker overnight with the solution inside.
  5. Scrub with a rough pad or a non-metal scrubbing brush. It is important not to use a metal scrubbing brush to avoid the risk of destroying the element at the bottom of the appliance.
  6. You may have to repeat this process to get all the burnt food out of the appliance.
  7. Once all the burnt food is removed, carefully dry the soup maker or allow it to air-dry.

Are you not quite sure why your appliance burnt the soup in the first place? You can discover more with our article on why a soup maker burns on the bottom.

Is It Really That Easy?

Yes, it is. Now you see why you do not need to waste time in the kitchen scrubbing burnt stuff from your soup maker. As a bonus, you also do not have to risk damage to the appliance by using heavy-handed tactics, hard brushes or abrasive materials. When you accidentally cause the soup maker to end up with a crust on the bottom, you can now rest assured that there will be no effort when it comes to cleaning and you will also lengthen the lifespan of the appliance by not damaging it.

Remember, you can also use this method to clean your grill rack or oven and microwave. But while you can now worry less about getting your soup maker burnt, a note of warning though. A soup maker that does not burn often will cook the best, most delicious soup over time. The best thing to do is to avoid burning the soup in the first place. A timer might help! Not only will this save your appliance but it will also avoid that awful “burnt” taste in your meal.

A Quick Summary On How To Clean Your Burnt Soup Maker

  • Soup makers are perfect for those who love soup. These appliances bring out the flavour of the soup and cook it to perfection.
  • A common problem with this appliance is that the soup often burns, leaving a crust at the bottom of the soup maker.
  • There are many tips to clean a burnt soup maker but it is essential to avoid anything that is harsh and abrasive. This will damage the appliance and shorten its lifespan (or lessen the taste of the soup).
  • An effective method is to make a solution of boiling water and a biological washing powder, pour it into the appliance, leave it overnight, and then gently remove the burnt food.

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About the Author Harry Thompson

Involved in home renovations throughout his life, Harry is an expert in everything to do with home and garden DIY. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and tending to his garden.