How to Remove Pepper Flavor from a Food Processor

Four Methods:Using rice to clean the food processorUsing vinegar to clean the food processorUsing charcoal to clean the food processorUsing baking soda to clean the food processor

Pepper (genus Piper) has a strong flavor which can linger in food appliances, transferring its flavor to other food. In order to remove any such leftover odor, you'll need to try a different angle from your usual dish washing liquid; simply select the method you find most convenient.

Method 1
Using rice to clean the food processor

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    Grab a handful of raw rice.
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    Put the rice in the food processor which is required to be deodorized.
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    Switch on the food processor. Allow it to run a few turns.
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    After few seconds of running the processor, switch it off. Wash with cold water and dish washing detergent.
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    Give the processor a sniff. You should find that your processor is now deodorized. If not, repeat; it should be better by the second time.

Method 2
Using vinegar to clean the food processor

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    Pour half a cup of white vinegar into the food processor bowl. Add a quarter teaspoon of your usual dish washing detergent.
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    Pour in warm water to near the top of the food processor bowl. Place the processor lid on and set aside.
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    Leave for an hour or two. During this time, the vinegar will absorb the pepper odor from the plastic.
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    Tip the water and vinegar solution out. Wash the processor as usual. Give it the sniff test; if it's odorless, you're good to go. If not, repeat but allow the soaking to occur for 8 to 12 hours, then rinse. That will be sufficient to remove the odor.

Method 3
Using charcoal to clean the food processor

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    Place a small piece of charcoal into the food processor bowl.
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    Put the lid on top. Let stand for a few hours, or overnight if possible.
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    Remove the piece of charcoal from the food processor bowl. Wash as usual with standard dish washing detergent. Rinse well.
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    Give it the sniff test. The odors should now be removed.

Method 4
Using baking soda to clean the food processor

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    Add half a cup of baking soda to the food processor bowl.
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    Fill with warm water to the top of the food processor bowl. Stir a little to combine.
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    Place the lid on the top of the food processor. Allow to sit soaking for several hours or overnight.
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    Tip the baking soda water out. Wash with dish washing detergent and rinse properly.
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    Give it the sniff test. The baking soda should have absorbed the odor. If not, repeat.

Tips

  • Each of these methods will work with blenders as well as food processors.
  • Place the food processor bowl in the sunshine for a day. The sun is a great odor lifter and may be enough to lift the pepper flavor out of the processor bowl. Do not place the electrics part of the food processor in the sun though; just the plastics.

Warnings

  • Do not immerse any of the electric parts of either a food processor or blender in water or liquid of any sort. Follow the manufacturer's instructions if there are problems with this portion of the appliance.

Things You'll Need

  • Rice
  • Liquid dish washing detergent
  • White vinegar
  • Piece of charcoal
  • Baking soda


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Categories: Salt and Pepper