Ryan asked, “I can’t figure out how to clean inside a pizza cutter.”
A pizza cutter is one of the more unusual items in the kitchen that needs cleaning. One side of it you can clean easily (if you can get it to stop rotating), but the other side has the handle attachment, which can be difficult to clean if you don’t know how. Use the tips below to ensure your cutter is fully clean.
Cleaning the Pizza Cutter
You Will Need:
- A bowl
- Sponge or hand towel
- Denture tablet
Steps to Clean the Cutter:
- If there is dried pizza on the cutter, soak it in a bowl of soapy water for 30 minutes to an hour to soften the debris. Do not let the cutter stay in the water too long or it could rust.
- Place a sponge or folded towel in your sink and hold the pizza cutter at an angle against the sponge or towel so that you can easily scrub the surface without the cutter rotating. Do this to clean both sides of the blade, slowly rotating the back side of the blade to clean the section behind the handle attachment. Be careful not to cut yourself on the blade.
- Cut a piece of white floss and run the floss along the inside of the handle attachment. Check the floss to make sure that it comes out clean.¹
- If the floss does not come out clean, place the pizza cutter in a large bowl of water and add a denture tablet. Leave it submerged until the tablet stops fizzing.²
- Rinse the cutter thoroughly, then repeat the floss test.
Additional Tips and Advice
- It is best to wash utensils, particularly awkward utensils like a pizza cutter, as soon as you finish using them.³
- Haley’s Hints by Graham and Rosemary Haley
- Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things by Reader’s Digest
- Complete Household Handbook by Good Housekeeping