How To Deep Clean A KitchenAid Mixer

If you are anything like me than your KitchenAid Mixer gets put through a lot. Which is good you definitely want to put these machines to work. 

However, every once and a while you should consider doing some much-needed maintenance on them. To help keep them running as best as possible and in this case, also keep them looking good and sanitary.

As a part of good maintenance, an occasional deep clean is necessary.

I personally do this whenever I know I will not be using my mixer for a while.

By doing this I ensure that I do not come back a month later to find some food stuck in some corner that is all moldy and gross now.

Hopefully, this article will help you avoid the same circumstances and keep your mixer looking shinier and cleaner than ever before!

How To Deep Clean A KitchenAid Mixer

What you'll Need

  • Dish Soap
  • Baking Soda


  • Microfiber or Paper Towel
  • Old Tooth Brush
  • Toothpick

Where to Start

  1. First off, be sure to unplug your Kitchenaid Stand Mixer.
  2. Hand-wash all dirty attachments and the bowl. This might include beaters, hooks, pouring shield and the bowl. But it could be more if you have some of the additional attachments sold by KitchenAid. Use warm, soapy water for this task.
  3. Next, we want to clean the actual machine that's stuck on the counter. We want to get rid of any food residue or any other undesirable substance that could be lurking.
  4. You can do this by wiping down the machine with a warm soapy rag. For cracks and crevices use your old toothbrush and or a toothpick to help you get into the grooves and small areas that a rag cant. If the area is stubborn use the baking soda to help you get it.
  5. Pay special attention to the ventilation holes, as we don't want to get baking soda or excessive soapy water into the machine.

For a Deep Clean

  1. Be sure to check the beater shaft, fine ingredients often find there way there and get stuck. The toothbrush should really help with this.
  2. Be sure to also get inside the attachment hub, to do this simply unscrew the screws holding it in, remove the cover plate, and clean the inside.
  3. Check the ventilation ports. If you really throw down in the kitchen you might notice that they might have some dried residue in them. The toothpick will make quick work of this.
  4. Lastly, clean under the machine. It's easy to go unnoticed, but just and food residue builds up here.

Bonus Tip

Be sure to get some safe stainless steel cleaner to polish the outside of your bowl, so that way when your machine is sitting there it doesn't have any fingerprints or water spots on it.

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