How do you clean your ISI whipped cream maker?
How do you clean your ISI whipped cream maker
1) Between uses
2) After it's empty
I'm referring to the whipped cream makers here:
Between uses (ex: For when company is over, between making pancakes in the morning and using for a dessert in evening), I immediately remove the tip and hold it under the kitchen faucet till it runs clear. But I don't do anything to the rest of it because I don't want running water to get into it, which *probably* is an invalid concern because of the vacuum. But then in the part where the tip connected , a small amount of whipped cream hardens there.
When it's completly empty, I don't put the whole top into the dishwasher because of the rubber gasket on the underside. But it's kinda a pain to really get clean.
between uses I do what you do (sometimes I run the rest under hot water too if it has that hardened cream on it and I've never had any problems). I also am hesitant to put the top into the dishwasher, so I usually just soak it (sometimes overnight) in hot soapy water and then use a soft brush on it if anything is still there. The container part I just rinse out and then stick in the dishwasher.
I do pretty much the same with my tip between uses, I also give a quick squirt with the container upright to clear the mechanism. Look for a baby bottle nipple brush to clean the inside of the tip.
When it's empty, I disassemble and soak the mechanism, remove the gasket from the screw on lid and run the whole thing through the dishwasher without using the heated dry cycle. I keep a box of pipecleaners in the drawer to run through the valve piece openings.
Wow, when I put that all down it seem like a lot of work, but it's the only way my diabetic parents get sugar free whipped cream.
Thanks Scrapironchef and baloo !
Scrapironchef, I agree that it's a great way to make delicious sugar-free whipped cream. I eliminate sugars whenever I can without sacrificing too much taste, and this is high on the list! One secret -- add 3/4 teaspoon of vaniilla to the 1 cup of cream. Yum!