How to Clean Dash Mini Waffle Maker (Easy Step-by-Step)

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What are Saturday mornings without a nice sweet breakfast? I just can’t think of a better way to start your weekend than with a delicious warm chocolate waffle. The Dash Mini Waffle Maker makes it easy to whip up a batch of waffles in minutes. While waffle making is made easy, cleaning the little guy can be quite tricky.

How to Clean Dash Mini Waffle Maker

I’ve tried to figure out the easiest (and quickest) way to clean my Dash Mini Waffle Maker for a pretty long time now. The criteria I set were that cleaning the appliance should not take longer than waffle-making and I shouldn’t use more tools for cleaning, than for making the waffle dough.

After some trial and error and letting my creativity run wild, I am happy to say that I’ve found a way to do it!

What you’ll need:

  • Paper towels
  • Dish soap
  • Toothbrush (optional)

Now that you have all you need to clean your waffle maker, let’s get to it!

1. Warm Up Your Waffle Maker

If you just finished making your waffles and the appliance is still hot, skip to step 2.

Plug in your waffle maker and switch it on. You want your waffle maker to fully heat up before you start cleaning. Warming it up makes all the grease and batter loosen up, making it much easier to clean.

2. Unplug It

Only after it has fully heated up, unplug the waffle maker. You want it to be hot, but just not heating anymore.

3. Fold and Wet Your Paper Towels

Paper Towel

Take two sheets of paper towels without splitting them, and fold them through the middle.

Dampen the paper towels with warm water. Make sure you wet them lightly, don’t soak them.

Fold them in half to make a square.

4. Lay the Wet Paper Towel in Your Waffle Maker

Open up your Dash Mini and carefully lay the damp paper towel square onto the bottom waffle plate.

Here, be careful that your fingers don’t accidentally touch the hot plates.

Close your waffle maker and let the steaming begin! You will hear the wet paper towel sizzling on the plates, and that is how you know it’s working.

Let your Dash Mini sizzle for about 5 minutes.

The steam will loosen all the grease, and we will be able to wipe it off in no time.

5. Take the Damp Paper Towel Out

After steaming your waffle maker, open it up and take the paper towel out with a pair of tongs or just carefully pull it with your hands.

Make sure that the plates are not burning hot and start cleaning by wiping around the edges and plates with that same paper towel. The grease and gunk should be easy to wipe off.

6. Use a Toothbrush


If you still see some debris in the nooks and crannies, a toothbrush is your magic wand here. Wet the bristles and wipe around again for an even more thorough clean.

7. Wipe Down Your Dash Mini With a Clean Damp Paper Towel

While your waffle maker is still a bit damp inside, dip a clean paper towel into warm water and squeeze out the excess. Go over your waffle maker once more to give that last wipe.

8. Cleaning the Outside of Dash Mini

Apply a little bit of dish soap onto your damp paper towel. Go over your waffle maker’s outer parts without making it too soggy. Again, if you have any debris stuck to the outside, hit it with a toothbrush, but be gentle.

9. Wipe Off Excess Soap 

After you’ve gone over your waffle maker’s outer parts with soapy water, take a damp clean paper towel and wipe off any soap residue.

10. Dry Everything Up

Finally, dry off your waffle maker’s inside and outside with a dry paper towel, and you’re all done!

Your Dash Mini Waffle Maker is ready for next weekend’s Saturday morning waffles.

How To Clean Dash Mini Waffle Maker

If you have any creative tips on how to clean Dash Mini Waffle Maker, let me know in the comments below!

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