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How to Quickly Clean a Whisk

For years I hated when a recipe required whisking. Not because it hurt my wrist, but because cleaning the whisk was such a pain. Until one day, while doing the dishes, I had a light bulb moment. The dirty whisk was sitting in a small bowl filled with soapy hot water. Without thinking I quickly swirled the whisk, whisking the soapy water. In seconds, I realized the whisking had whisked all the sauce off, and voila! The whisk was so clean I could make another custard or béchamel sauce. Now I always whisk my whisk until it's clean.

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Advah Advah 7 years
To clean the cheese grater, I use one of those brushes with the handle instead of a sponge, and ALWAYS cold water. Otherwise it melts the cheese.
suziryder suziryder 7 years
This isn't that revolutionary, but I always hated cleaning my grater because it would shred my sponge or dish cloth, and I'd worry about it grating my fingers. So I bought one of those brushes that holds dish soap in its handle, and use that for the grater (and other things) - works like a charm, and nothing gets shredded.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
Can't think of anything at the moment but I've been doing the whisk think you mentioned for years. And it came to me one day just as it did you lol. Oh but I do keep a glass half filled with water on the counter for the dirty silverware to be placed into to soak before putting them in the dishwasher at the end of the day.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Not sure if people know this one or not, but if you want to get caked on stuff out of your saucepans, fill it up with hot water, add a little dishsoap, and put it on the stove and wait for it to boil. Dump the water out and the crud will come right off. This is especially handy after making candy...it gets toffee/caramel/cooked sugar off of pans in a flash.
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