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I’m sharing my secret to How to Clean a Stand Mixer. Get it clean before you start your holiday baking!

How to Clean a Stand Mixer

A stand mixer with text overlay for Pinterest

Around the holidays, my kitchen goes from residential to commercial. I’m cranking out pies, cakes, cookies, candies, and more daily. But, of course, all of these delights end up in the hands of friends, neighbors, and co-workers or as part of a holiday spread.

I love making things for others, but the last thing I want to do is get someone sick because I didn’t clean something thoroughly enough. That’s why I like to give my pots, pans, and Kitchen Aid stand mixer a deep cleaning before the holidays hit. So today, I’m sharing my secret to cleaning your stand mixer.

Are you ready for my secret?

Okay, lock your doors, close the curtains, and be sure no one is reading over your shoulder. Here it goes:

Dawn. That’s it, folks, Dawn. It has all the grease and gunk-fighting power you need to tackle your stand mixer.

Materials needed to clean a stand mixer

I used a bowl, warm water, Dawn, a kitchen sponge, and a few Q-tips to clean my stand mixer. Here’s what you do:

  • Apply a squirt of Dawn to a sponge/dish cloth under warm running water. (I let the extra suds collect in my bowl.)
  • Scrub the greasy surface, and watch Dawn put grease and gunk in its place.
  • Dry the surface with a paper towel, and that’s it.
  • Use the Q-tips to get into little crevices of the stand mixer.

And that’s it. In no time, you’ll have a sparkling, clean stand mixer. Here are some before and after shots:

Cleaning Kitchen Aid 1

I had some caked-on grease on the side of my stand mixer, nothing Dawn and a little elbow grease couldn’t solve!

Cleaning Kitchen Aid 2

I don’t know about you, but I always forget to wipe down the under part of my stand mixer. So, as you can see, it desperately needed a good cleaning.

Cleaning Kitchen Aid 3

Don’t forget about the bowl cradle. Grease and gunk love to collect down here.

Cleaning Kitchen Aid 4

That’s it, folks. That’s How to Clean a Stand Mixer!

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  1. I HATE cleaning my oven! I rarely do it but when I do its an all day job. I need a self cleaning oven lol

  2. nikki nicole says:

    Worst kitchen cleaning job is the oven….

  3. Cheryl Newton says:

    I’d have to say, it’s cleaning my stainless-steel fridge. It’s actually easy (I use Pledge spray in the orange can), but leaves the tile in front of it slippery. Even when I put down a towel.

  4. The worst cleaning in the kitchen is the stove and around it. Grease and grime are tough to clean. bacon grease is the worst.

  5. My worst Kitchen Cleaning job is my oven.

  6. Hollie Jahnke says:

    My worst kitchen cleaning job is the inside of the oven. It’s awful to clean!

  7. Allison (Spontaneous Tomato) says:

    I hate cleaning the narrow space between my oven and my counter.

  8. With success I’ve unscrewed the bowl cradle, the metal kitchaid “label” band, etc. and clean underneath all that also!

    1. Yay! I’m so glad this worked for you!