Clean (Almost!) Every Unique Appliance in Your Home With These How-Tos

Check out these top cleaning videos to help you tackle some of your more unusual kitchen cleaning challenges.
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While you might have experience cleaning your oven, dishwasher or refrigerator, things get a bit trickier when you need to tackle cleaning your more unique appliances. How do you clean a turkey fryer or a Vitamix, for example? Thankfully, Youtube has all the answers we’re looking for.

Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker With WeMo

Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker With WeMo

Late night at the office? Set this Crock-Pot in the morning, then check the temperature throughout the day on your phone, or turn it off from your desk. Dinner will be ready as soon as you are.

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Clean Your ... Coffee Maker

Cleaning your coffee maker should include way more than simply rinsing out the pot. This video goes into some detail and gives different tips depending on the type of coffee maker that you have: French press, standard coffee makers and Keurigs are all covered. I learned that putting pieces from your coffee maker into the dishwasher is not necessarily a good idea. Oops!

Clean Your ... Electric Turkey Fryer

Now that we've made it through the holidays, it's time to clean out the turkey fryer. I realize that we all don’t necessarily even have a turkey fryer, but if you do this video goes into some great details about how the heck you clean that thing. And there are some tips that might be helpful to you even if you’re just looking to clean a standard fryer.

Clean Your ... Roomba Vacuum

It’s funny to think about keeping something like a Roomba clean which is designed to clean up your floors. But vacuums need to be cleaned out, too! And that doesn’t just mean cleaning out a filter. This video takes you step-by-step through taking apart your Roomba in a variety of spots to ensure that each and every part of the machine is squeaky clean.

(Deep!) Clean Your ... Vitamix

Before watching this video, I didn’t realize I could clean my Vitamix by actually putting soapy water into the main pitcher and running the blender through a cycle. There are some additional tips for further deep cleaning just in case you have a LOT of kale and spinach to clean up from your constant smoothie blending.

Clean Your ... Waffle Iron

Man, there are a lot of rules for cleaning a waffle iron and I didn’t know a single one of them. There are certain things you shouldn’t do and some things you should, and this video gives you some quick details about everything. I also learned that there are actually special sponges for non-stick surfaces.

Clean Your ... Crock Pot or Slow Cooker

This vlogger shares her process for deep-cleaning her slow cooker or crock pot. She uses some unusual cleaning materials and takes you through her process from start to finish. She also starts off with a crock pot that has some serious caked-on food, so you really get to see how she removes it with each and every step. It's seriously satisfying.

Clean Your ... Immersion Blender

Immersion blenders are fairly simple to clean, and you can watch the process in this how-to video. The process and cleaning techniques will be useful to you no matter what type of hand blender you have, so it’s worth a watch.

Clean Your ... Toaster Oven

Cleaning your toaster oven is no joke and is an overlooked appliance, as many of the crumbs remain hidden away and undetected until a fire starts. This video takes you through the cleaning process and even offers some extra tips such as how to remove plastic that might have melted on the front of your toaster oven window.

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Mr. Coffee Smart Coffeemaker

Almost as good as having a butler, the Mr. Coffee 10-Cup Smart Optimal Brew Coffeemaker from Belkin has WeMo connectivity, so you can start your morning coffee from the comfort of bed. Use a smartphone and the WeMo app to schedule up to a week’s worth of brewing plans. The coffeemaker is compatible with Apple (iOS 7.0 and higher) and Android (4.0 and higher) devices, as well as non-morning people. 

Photo By: Belkin

Dacor Discovery Wall Oven

Swipe to download cooking apps and watch recipe how-to videos. Wait, if it sounds like you’re using a tablet in the kitchen, think again. The Dacor Discovery Wall Oven runs on the Android platform and features a built-in Samsung processor, a 7-inch LCD touch screen and connects with your home’s Wi-Fi network. 

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Belkin Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker

This Belkin Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker is an intelligent cook. Using the WeMo app, you can control dinner even when you’re stuck in a late meeting. The slow cooker works with your devices running Apple iOS 6 and up or Android 4.0 and higher. 

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Whirlpool Smart Front Load Washer

For those of us who chronically forget to add detergent, or are prone to leaving wet clothes sitting for days, consider the Whirlpool Smart Front Load Washer. It sends alerts when it’s time to reorder detergent, pretreats stains on its own, and will turn on a dryer feature if you leave your clothes in too long. Use the My Smart Appliances app to start or pause the washer remotely, and to monitor energy usage. 

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Moxie Showerhead + Wireless Speaker

Catch up on the news and weather, or blare some show tunes — either way, showering just got a lot more entertaining with the Moxie Showerhead + Wireless Speaker from Kohler. The magnetic speaker pops into the showerhead, and uses Bluetooth to connect with your digital device, up to 32 feet away. It can play for up to 7 hours between battery charges. 

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LG Smart ThinQ Refrigerator

This LG Smart ThinQ refrigerator features an 8" Wi-Fi-enabled LCD screen you can use to browse the web and find tonight’s dinner recipe. It even keeps track of when food inside is nearing its expiration date, so you don’t waste a thing. 

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Miele Futura Diamond Series Dishwasher

Knock, knock. Who’s there? It’s your dishwasher, opening up because you’ve knocked on its vibration sensor. The Miele G 6985 SCVi K20 Futura Diamond Series Dishwasher has no buttons; you tell it what to do with a touch display. An LED light shows how much time is left on the cycle, and inside, more LED lights illuminate the dishwasher’s interior.  

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Photo By: Miele

Samsung NaviBot Vacuum Cleaner

With 37 sensors and an onboard camera to determine the most efficient cleaning path of your home, Samsung’s NaviBot vacuum cleaner might be savvier than some humans. Antitangle mechanisms automatically unwind any cords the NaviBot picks up, and keep pet hair from wrapping around the brushes. Use the virtual fence option to designate places to avoid, like around your Chippendale chair. 

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