This year my husband and I invested in a dehydrator. (If you’ve ever been overwhelmed by cherry tomatoes, then you understand.) It worked like a dream. But cleaning afterwards? Oh my!
My first try with my faithful scrub brush and dish soap didn’t end well. I couldn’t get a good suds going. Once I did, the good suds refused to rinse off very easily. More than once I ended up flicking bits of sud up the walls and up on my shirt. It was like washing a colander – a giant, flat colander that refused to fit in the sink.
There had to be an easier way!
The solution? The dish soap and suds left the picture. Instead, I used a straight solution of vinegar in a spray bottle for a cleaner, and my faithful scrubbers. And it worked great! All the residue from dehydrating the apples came right off.
It’s amazing how having an easy way to clean an appliance encourages a person to use it more.
How do you clean you dehydrator racks? Do you have a stubborn kitchen appliance that defies an easy, thorough cleaning?