Figuring out whether your kitchen items can go into the dishwasher can be challenging sometimes. Do you have a Cuisinart food processor but don't know if it is dishwasher safe? For your convenience, we did the research to bring you the answer.
All removable parts of a Cuisinart food processer can go into the dishwasher. Generally, your machine's lid, bowl, and blade are all fine to be washed, as long as you keep them on the top rack of your dishwasher.
As we begin, we will cover all things Cuisinart and tell you how to wash your appliance correctly. Whether you usually hand wash your food processor or just bought one, we've got you covered. With that said, let's dive right into this topic!
How Do You Clean A Cuisinart Food Processor?
When it comes to cleaning your Cuisinart food processor, this is relatively easy. To begin:
- Take your food processor's lid, bowl, and blade and put them into the sink.
- Submerge your parts into the warm, soapy water and give them a light scrub.
- Check your food processor's motor base for any leftover food scraps.
- Rinse off your appliance's pieces and dry them off with a soft towel.
- Put all of the dry pieces back onto your food processor, and you're done!
Should I Put My Cuisinart In The Dishwasher?
If hand washing isn't something you're into, you can certainly put the removable pieces from your processor into the dishwasher. As we mentioned, your Cuisinart food processor is dishwasher-safe, except for its motorized base.
With that said, we do recommend rinsing your appliance's parts before placing them into the dishwasher, so they get a thorough clean.
How Do I Clean My Cuisinart Food Processor Blade?
This is as easy as warm soapy water and a scrub brush for those who need to clean their food processor's blade. First, make sure to use kitchen gloves so you don't slice your hand while cleaning your blade.
Next, grab some dish soap, a scrub brush, and start to clean your processor's blade. Once any food residue is off your blade, give it a good rinse and dry it off with a towel.
DABOGOSA Reusable Waterproof Dishwashing Gloves
This set of four dishwashing gloves are waterproof rubber material, non-slip, stain/odor-free, and fits medium-sized hands.
Trazon 3 Piece Dish Brush Set
This set of three dish brushes have an ergonomic design, rubber grip handles and comes in red and blue.
Is A KitchenAid Food Processor Dishwasher Safe?
For those with a KitchenAid food processor, we found that it's fine to wash its parts in the dishwasher. According to the KitchenAid website, your processor's lid, bowl, and blades are safe to go into the dishwasher on the top rack.
Like the Cuisinart food processor, your KitchenAid's motorized base is also not water-proof and needs to be wiped down between uses.
KitchenAid Food Processor Cleaning Tutorial
Here is a cleaning tutorial for KitchenAid's seven and nine-cup food processors from their official ">Youtube channel. This video dives into how you should wash your appliance and where to put its pieces in the dishwasher.
How Do You Get Stains Out Of A Food Processor?
If your food processor becomes stained after using it, there are a few ways to fix it. We recommend using vinegar, lemon juice, or dish soap to remove new and old stains from your food processor.
To do this, add a cup of either vinegar, lemon juice, or soap into your processor, fill it with water, and turn on your appliance. Try to do this for about 60 seconds and repeat the process until the stains are gone.
How Often Should You Clean A Food Processor?
Generally, you should try to give your food processor a deep clean every few uses. That said, we think it is OK to rinse off your appliance with soap and water between heavy cleaning to keep it from developing any odors.
If only used for fruits, vegetables, and non-perishable goods, food processors will usually stay pretty clean and shouldn't smell as long as you rinse them off and keep them dry between uses.
Is A Hamilton Beach Food Processor Dishwasher Safe?
All of its removable parts can go into the dishwasher if you have a Hamilton Beach food processor.
Regardless of the model, your Hamilton Beach appliance's plastic lid, bowl, and blade pieces can go into the dishwasher as long as they are on the top rack.
Generally, if your food processor has plastic pieces, they should stay on the top rack to prevent them from melting or warping.
Is A Kenwood Food Processor Dishwasher Safe?
For those with a Kenwood food processor, its bowl and lid are dishwasher safe. Like the other brands mentioned, Kenwood's removable plastic pieces are good to go on the top rack of your appliance.
With that said, we do not recommend getting your appliance's motorized base wet to prevent damaging or even breaking it.
Another thing to note is not all Kenwood food processors blades are dishwasher-safe, so make sure to check your products care instructions before putting them into the dishwasher.
What Type Of Food Processor Blades Are Dishwasher Safe?
When it comes to what blades are dishwasher safe, stainless steel options should be fine to go into the machine. Of course, every brand has different care instructions, but stainless steel blades are usually dishwasher friendly.
That said, try not to wash your blades in the machine too often as it can wear them down and cause them to rust.
How Do I Sharpen My Food Processor's Blade?
If your food processor's blade becomes dull, it is best to use a hand sharpener. Although automatic blade sharpeners are convenient, electric grinders can weaken your blades and strip away their metal.
To sharpen your blade by hand:
- Hold your blade by its plastic spindle (base).
- Using your other hand, grab your hand sharpener.
- Holding your sharpener away from you, start to move it downwards toward the tip of your blade.
- Repeat this process four to five times until your blade is visibly sharper.
- Rinse off your blade and carefully dry it with a towel.
MDBT Professional Knife Sharpening Set
This professional-grade knife/blade sharpener is chrome-plated steel, has an ergonomic design, and comes with a storage bag and cleaning cloth.
What Is The Best Brand Of Food Processors?
According to a list compiled by the editors at Good Housekeeping, Breville's Sous Chef Food Processor tops the list. Although Cuisinart didn't make the top two, it did come in third with its highly-rated eight-cup food processor and dicer.
KitchenAid and Hamilton Beach's food processors follow closely behind, filling the remaining four spots on the list with their various appliance models.
Breville Sous Chef 12 Cup Food Processor
This 12 cup food processor is 1000 watts, has a stainless steel blade, BPA-free plastic bowl, and lid, and comes in silver.
Cuisinart Elemental 8-Cup Food Processor
This eight-cup processor is 350 watts, has a stainless steel blade, reversible shredding/slicing discs, and comes in a few finishes.
How Long Will A Food Processor Last?
Typically, a good-quality food processor should last you around three to five years. That said, most food processors have a one to three-year warranty in case anything happens.
Cuisinart offers a three-year warranty, while KitchenAid has a two-year warranty on most of its food processors. Every brand is different, so we recommend looking into your food processor's potential coverage before deciding.
To Wrap Things Up
Whether you have a Cuisinart food processor or want to purchase one, it is essential to clean them properly. Any removable, non-electric piece of your Cuisinart appliance should be dishwasher safe as long as you keep it on the top rack.
When it comes to cleaning your food processor's blade, make sure to check its care instructions and be careful while handling it. Generally, your appliance will have a stainless steel blade, which is safe to go into the washer.
Regardless of what brand you go with, make sure to rinse off your food processor after each use and keep its motorized base dry at all times.
Before you go, be sure to check out these helpful related kitchen posts below!