Using a food processor can make quick work of slicing, dicing and mixing…cleaning up the messy result left behind might not be as simple of a task. Liquids and bits of food tend to splatter all over the top of the food processor. A cycle through the dishwasher will help but doesn’t always clear all the pieces left in the small crevices of the food processor lid. American’s Test Kitchen has shared yet another solution to everyday kitchen problems: use plastic wrap to seal off the lid from any mess below.
I love to pass on ideas as simple as this one—to avoid cleaning up a mess simply don’t make one in the first place! After you have filled the bowl of the food processor, cover the top with plastic wrap before securing the lid. Obviously this tip does not work if you are adding ingredients through the chute, but for many food processing tasks, this is ideal. Go ahead and whirl away while leaving the splattering ingredients in the bowl and let the plastic wrap keep the top lid clean.
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