How to Clean a Hot Water Dispenser?

There are different types of hot water dispensers. They come in various models, sizes and designs, of which you can find the best on the market here

Due to the variety of sizes it is very important to check the user guide before you attempt to clean your model of dispenser.

In case you cannot find the user guide that came with your product, you can check online to get the appropriate one for your model. All you have to do is check based on the brand and model number.

Before you start the cleaning process, you need to unplug the device from the power unit and start cleaning from the outside.

How to Clean the Outside of the Hot Water Dispenser?

1. Use the proper oil
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    Add a dash of mild cleaning agent (such as dishwashing soap) to about a litre of water. Mix the soap and water together and dip a clean fabric in it to get it wet. Do not use bleaching solution to clean your hot water dispenser.
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    Use the wet fabric to wipe round the outer side of the dispenser and focus on stained areas on the device. Keep wiping the outside of the device until you are satisfied with the cleaning.
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    Wash the soap out of the wet fabric and dip in clean water. You can also use a clean fabric. Squeeze out water from the clean fabric and wipe the soap away from the machine. Dip the fabric in clean water as needed and keep wiping the outside of the device until you get the clean effect you desire.
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    Towel the machine to dry. It is important that you dry the device to avoid bacteria growing on it. You should also not plug in the device before it gets dry.
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    If the outside of your hot water dispenser is stainless steel, it is essential to polish it to keep it looking nice. You can apply a little stainless steel polish on the device and rub it in to give a shining glow.
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    If there is a drip tray in the reservoir, take it out to clean it. Drain water out of it and wipe it clean with soapy water. Clean the soap off with a clean wet fabric. In case the tray removable, remove it and wash it properly in the skin.
Choosing the right oil for your deep fryer is half battle won. Once you know the type of oil you want to use, you will need to fill up the fryer with it, taking care not to over-fill or under-fill it.

If you have a model that have a minimum or maximum fill line, it becomes even easier as you have a ready gauge to guide your measurement.

​How to Clean the Reservoir?

2. Turn it on and start operating

Before you start cleaning, unplug the dispenser from the power unit and allow it to cool down. Do not clean the device while it is still hot to avoid getting scalded.

  • If the bottle is still on the machine, remove it and set it aside. Ensure you cover the bottle if you still have water in it.
  • Check the reservoir to see if there is water in it and drain off the water using spigots. You can also tip over the dispenser over your kitchen sink if you can. There are some dispensers that come with drainer at the rear. If yours has it, then remove the cap and use it.
  • If possible remove the reservoir to clean it. You might need to remove its cover and disconnect some clips to remove it. You have to be careful in your handling. Take the reservoir out gently and wash it. Remove other accessories (if possible) from it before washing it. In case it is irremovable, you can pour boiling water or wash with warm soapy water. Rinse with clean water when done.
To start using your device, you need to turn it on by plugging it in and using the switch button to power it up.

After that, set the temperature and time and ensure that you obtain the right level of temperature for the oil without going over that.

You also need to maintain a temperature between 350 degrees F and 375 degrees F which is the suitable range for most of the cooking you will be doing.

If your device comes with a thermostat, you don't have to bother too much about the temperature as it will automatically determine the correct temperature.

However, if it doesn't come with one, you may have to get yourself a thermometer to select the right temperature for the oil.

About the Author Harry Thompson

Gaining a BSc Honours in building/ property maintenance at the University of Portsmouth Harry went into the field of renovating properties. Along the journey, he has developed a wide variety of home & garden DIY skills such as installing new kitchens and landscaping gardens.