How do I clean my takoyaki maker? Use these three easy tips

by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  November 15, 2020

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So you recently bought a takoyaki maker and you used it to make some delicious takoyaki. Now it’s time to clean the takoyaki maker that made it incredibly easy to make takoyaki.

But now there is one simple question that remains, how exactly do you clean this brand new takoyaki maker of yours?

How to clean your takoyaki maker

How do you clean a takoyaki maker?

The trick to cleaning a takoyaki maker is a simple one.  You don’t need to do anything particularly complex when it comes to cleaning a takoyaki maker.

All you really need is some dishwasher detergent and a non-abrasive sponge. First, you will need to get the sponge wet and then you put a little bit of detergent onto the sponge.

Since a takoyaki maker is fairly small, you won’t need a whole lot of detergent to get the job done.

Using the sponge, simply scrub the entire cooking surface. Make sure to apply a little more pressure in the spots where the takoyaki is cooked.

Once you have thoroughly scrubbed the takoyaki maker, rinse off any remaining detergent with water and then either let the takoyaki air dry or dry it off with a towel.

You don’t need any specific brand of dishwashing detergent to clean your takoyaki maker.

Do not use any kind of abrasive sponge since those have a tendency to damage non-stick cooking surfaces. If that gets damaged, you will have a harder time washing your takoyaki maker.

Also read: have you tried a chicken takoyaki before? Delicious!

What about cleaning products?

It is strongly advised that you stick with using products that are intended for cooking surfaces. The last thing you want to do when doing general cleaning of your takoyaki maker is to use something that may have bleach in it.

You don’t need chemicals to clean a takoyaki maker, all you really need is to just use dishwasher detergent or any kind of soap that is intended for dishes.

Combine that with some hot water, and your takoyaki maker will be ready to go for the next time you decide to make some takoyaki.

Can I use natural products to clean my takoyaki maker?

Yes, you certainly can! Honestly, any dish soap or detergent you have would do the trick. It doesn’t really matter if it contains natural ingredients or not.

Whatever you choose, you’ll be able to get your takoyaki maker cleaned up in no time.

Also read: try these takoyaki with fish instead of octopus next time

Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.