Over a period of time there may be an odour that develops inside the jug, you can use the following recipe to help neutralise. Please note that the smell in no way transfers to any food prepared in the Thermomix.
For cleaning of Thermomix where smell is present.
• 2 Teaspoons Bi Carb Soda
• Lemon Juice (good squeeze)
• 1 Litre Water
Add water to TM Bowl and cook for 10 minutes on Varoma temperature, speed 4.
Rinse with clean water.
Often the smell is in the lid. Leave the lid off overnight with some water and 1 tsp of vinegar to soak. Rinse in the morning.
Although it says you can clean the Thermomix bowl in the dishwasher, please be aware that our dishwasher powders are more corrosive than European powders. Over time this will corrode the heat sensors at the base of the jug. All other parts are completely dishwasher safe i.e. lid, basket, spatula and Varoma.
Use the Varoma to your advantage – You can steam clean the Thermomix– 5 mins on speed 3, 90 degrees (good for custard, risotto) especially if you have left it sitting in the bowl to harden!
For rinsing, cover the blades (to the top of the spindle) with cold water, turn it up to speed 8 for 10 seconds and rinse out.
If you have any browning issues with the Thermomix or just want to give it a good clean, add 2-3 teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda when you are steam cleaning. Other alternative, make a paste with bicarb and water, leave the paste sitting on the bottom of the bowl and then give it a good rub and clean.
Don’t forget to clean behind the TMX on a regular basis , as well as clean the feet of the Thermomix regularly as this can impact your scales should you not keep the feet clean..
A baby’s teat brush or toothbrush is the best way to clean in between and under the blades when necessary.
Whilst cleaning the bowl with water inside to cover blades, if you move the dial to the closed lid position and hit the Turbo button this will rinse any debris or particles off the inside of your lid.