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How to clean a mixing paddle

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To clean your mixing paddle you will need a tub or container around the same size as the one you are using for mixing, filled with hot soapy water To clean your mixing paddle you will need a tub or container around the same size as the one you are using for mixing, filled with hot soapy water
Remove the paddle from the drill or mixer if it's a powered paddle. If it's a manual paddle, you are ready to clean.

Step 1 – Disconnect paddle from power tool

Remove the paddle from the drill or mixer if it’s a powered paddle.

If it’s a manual paddle, you are ready to clean.

Grasp the shaft-end firmly with both hands.

Step 2 – Grip paddle’s shaft

Grasp the shaft-end firmly with both hands.

Place the head of the paddle into the bucket of hot soapy water, so that the portion with material stuck to it is below the surface of the water.

Step 3 – Submerge head of paddle

Place the head of the paddle into the bucket of hot soapy water, so that the portion with material stuck to it is below the surface of the water.

Move the paddle up and down vigorously, until it comes of the water clean. Try not to allow the paddle to come above the surface of the water.

Step 4 –¬†Work paddle vigorously

Move the paddle up and down vigorously, until it comes of the water clean. Try not to allow the paddle to come above the surface of the water.

Make sure there is no material remaining on the paddle, as this could break off during the mixing of future batches and cause problems.

Step 5 – Check for remaining material

Make sure there is no material remaining on the paddle, as this could break off during the mixing of future batches and cause problems.

After the paddle is clean, soak up any moisture using a dry cloth to prevent rusting.

Step 6 – Dry paddle

After the paddle is clean, soak up any moisture using a dry cloth to prevent rusting.