How to Clean Your Bosch Mixer

 

A Bosch stand mixer is a tough kitchen machine, with the Bosch Universal Plus mixer able to mix large volumes of food from 15 lbs of dough to 10 lbs of potatoes. Many families have been able to pass their Bosch mixers down to descendants as these stand mixers are built to last.

If you want to maximize the lifespan of your Bosch mixer, you will need to follow proper cleaning procedures. Not only will proper cleaning support your Bosch mixer’s lifespan but it will help prevent any bacteria from building up in your machinery.

Depending on which Bosch mixer you own, there will be somewhat different cleaning instructions. Also, as there are many different attachments for the two current Bosch mixers, we will also provide information on how to clean the attachments properly.

Bosch Universal Plus Mixer Cleaning Instructions

Many parts of the Bosch Universal Plus Mixer are dishwasher-safe, which is highly convenient for a busy home chef.

Plastic mixing bowl

Remove the bowl from the stand mixer by turning the bowl clockwise. It should pop off easily. Before placing the bowl in the dishwasher, be sure to remove the drive shaft from the base of the bowl. One counterclockwise turn to the base of the drive shaft should allow you to remove the drive shaft easily. The drive shaft can only go on the top shelf of the dishwasher.

Mixing bowl lid and splash ring

Place all these parts in the dishwasher separated from each other to ensure no food becomes trapped between the joining parts.

Wire Whips

The wire whips you receive with your Bosch Universal Plus Mixer can be washed in your dishwasher. However, you cannot place the metal whip driver into the dishwasher, and it is recommended to also hand wash the plastic whip driver.

For the parts of your Bosch Universal Plus Mixer which cannot go in the dishwasher, the cleaning process for these parts is not much more difficult than using the dishwasher.

Stand mixer base – Harsh chemicals and abrasive sponges can scratch the finish of your stand mixer base. Using just water or gentle dish detergent on a cleaning rag or paper towel, clean the outside of your stand mixer base. Do not let any water leak into either the motor at the base of the machine or the upper motor.

Motors –  There is only one motor in the Mixer located in the tower underneath where the Blender mounts. The Motor does not need to and cannot be oiled. The drive socket is the only thing needing an occasional drop of oil.

Drive shaft – Multiple components come with a drive shaft including the mixing bowls, slicer shredder attachment, and ice cream maker. Do not submerge the drive shaft in water while cleaning these attachments. This can damage the bearings. Detach drive shaft and wipe clean with a damp rag or sponge to remove residue.

Cleaning Attachments for the Bosch Universal Plus Mixer

As the best stand mixer, the Bosch Universal Plus Mixer comes with a wide variety of mixer attachments which can be used in concert with the mixer. Some of these attachments are dishwasher-safe but others require hand washing.

Stainless Steel Bowl

Remove the bowl from the stand mixer by turning the bowl clockwise. It should pop off easily. Before placing the bowl in the dishwasher, be sure to remove the drive shaft from the base of the bowl. One counterclockwise turn to the base of the drive shaft should allow you to remove the drive shaft easily. The drive shaft can go in the top shelf of the dishwasher.

Blender Components

For a quick clean, fill your blender half way up with warm water and add a couple of drops of liquid soap. Then, turn it on for one minute. For a complete cleaning, remove the blender from the base using a clockwise motion and remove the blades at the base with a counterclockwise twist. Clean the blades by hand. The blender body and lid can be cleaned in the dishwasher.

Bosch Slicer Shredder

You need to remove the center drive shaft from your Slicer Shredder and clean it by hand. It will break down into a drive piece, fixed gear, washer, circlip, and drive shaft. These pieces need to be completely dry before being re-assembled. The other parts of this attachment should be disassembled and placed in the dishwasher.

L’Chef Slicer Shredder

There is no center drive shaft so all components of the L’Chef slicer shredder can be cleaned in the dishwasher once completely disassembled.

Bowl Scraper

Place in the dishwasher to clean.

Dough Hook

Hand wash only in sink.

Dough Hook Extender

Place in the dishwasher to clean.

Cookie Paddles

Place in the dishwasher to clean. If you use the metal drive, wash the metal drive by hand.

Food Processor

Fully disassemble the food processor and place the pusher, cover, bowl, and disks in the dishwasher to clean.

Pastry Press

Separate the two components of the pastry press, then place into the dishwasher for cleaning.

Cake Paddles

Place in the dishwasher to clean. If you use the metal drive, wash the metal drive by hand.

Ice Cream Maker

All of the ice cream maker components can be washed in the dishwasher.

Citrus Juicer

Separate the pulp catcher and the bowl and place in the dishwasher to clean.

Noodle/Pasta Attachment

While you can place these noodle/pasta disks in the dishwasher, it may not remove all traces strained pasta from the disks. To be sure, we recommend carefully wash these disks by hand.

L’Chef’s Food & Meat Grinder

After using the Food and Meat Grinder, completely disassemble the grinder to clean it. The grinder breaks down into the thread ring, disc, bladed knife, auger, housing, pusher, foot assembly, and tray. Each section needs to be cleaned by hand and allowed to dry completely before re-assembly.

Bosch Food & Meat Grinder

After using the Food and Meat Grinder, completely disassemble the grinder to clean it. The grinder breaks down into the thread ring, disc, bladed knife, auger, housing, pusher, foot assembly, and tray. Each section needs to be cleaned by hand and allowed to dry completely before re-assembly.

Berry Press

Detach the berry press from the meat grinder to clean. Extend the adjustment screw out as far as possible to rinse and clean the berry press, then clean the outer casing of the berry grinder.

Grating Attachment

Allow water to run through the grating attachment to rinse it free of leftover food particles, before carefully cleaning around the inside casing.

Flour Sifter

The flour sifter has several parts which require gentle handling to effectively clean. Be sure not to immerse the drive completely in water but merely wipe it down and allow it to dry as you carefully clean the brush arm, and fine mesh screen. You can place the bowl and lid in the dishwasher.

Pasta Set

To make sure all food particles are removed from your pasta making set, slowly twist your pasta attachment as you clean it.

Plastic/Metal Whip Driver

Do not immerse in water but clean and dry immediately.


Bosch Compact Tilt-Head Stand Mixer Cleaning Instructions

The Bosch Tilt-Head Stand Mixer is a compact mixer.  Similarly, this stand mixer has easy cleaning needs.

Stand mixer base

Unplug the mixer prior to cleaning. Wipe clean with a damp dishcloth or paper towel, do not soak the base and do not use cleaning chemicals. You can use a little liquid dish soap if there are particularly stubborn food particles.

Splash cover

Place in the dishwasher to clean.

Plastic bowl

Place in the dishwasher to clean.

Whisks
The whisks you receive with your stand mixer can be placed in the utensil section of your dishwasher.

Cleaning Attachments for the Bosch Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

There are not as many Bosch Compact Tilt-Head attachments as there are for the Universal stand mixer. Also, the attachments for the Universal mixer are not compatible with the Compact mixer, so be aware when you are purchasing them.

The items you can place in the dishwasher are:

  • Stainless Steel Bowl
  • Dough Hook
  • Citrus Juicer
  • Continuous Slicer

There are a few attachments which need to be hand-washed, though there may be components which can be placed in the dishwasher.

Blender Components

For a quick clean, fill your blender half way up with warm water and add a couple of drops of liquid soap. Then, just run it for a minute. For a complete cleaning, remove the blender from the base using a clockwise motion, remove the Mounting Base from the Picture by turning it counter clockwise, and remove the blades at the base with a counterclockwise twist. Clean the blades by hand. Handwash rubber gaskets to prevent cracking.

Berry Press

Detach the berry press from the meat grinder to clean. Extend the adjustment screw out as far as possible to rinse and clean the berry press, then clean the outer casing of the berry grinder.

Grinder Accessory Set

While all items of the meat grinder accessory set are dishwasher safe, you will want to clean the grater accessory by hand to ensure all debris is removed.

Food Processor

Fully disassemble the food processor and place the pusher, cover, bowl, and disks in the dishwasher to clean.


Bosch Universal Classic Cleaning Instructions

The Bosch Universal line is similar in its cleaning and care instructions, so you can follow the Universal Plus Mixer cleaning instructions for the Bosch Universal Classic Mixer.

This mixer is no longer carried on Boschmixers.com but can be found through third-party sellers. When shopping Boschmixers.com for attachments and accessories for your Bosch Universal Classic Mixer, look for this symbol to know if that particular item will work with your mixer.

Cleaning Attachments for the Bosch Universal Classic

You can still find attachments for the Bosch Universal Classic on Boschmixers.com, many of which are similar to the Universal Plus Mixer attachments. The similar attachments between the Universal Classic Mixer and Universal Plus Mixer have the same cleaning instructions. However, the Universal Plus Mixer has more attachments than the Universal Classic, so if you want a stand mixer with the greatest potential, then you will want to invest in the Bosch Universal Plus Mixer.