Cleaning and Maintenance

To maintain the best performance from your system, periodic cleaning is recommended.

  BURN HAZARD! Ensure the EasyClean units are at room temperature before cleaning.

ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD! Ensure the EasyClean units are turned off and unplugged before cleaning. Do not immerse unit in water or other liquid.

Preparation

 NOTE: Always wear nitrile gloves and safety glasses before cleaning the warmer to prevent any material from contacting skin and eyes.

  1. Once cool, remove the lids and metal containers from the unit.

  2. Pick out any loose pieces of wax that may be in the reservoir.

  3. If there is any water remaining in the reservoir base of the unit, pour it out into a container or sink.

 NOTE: If cleaning fluid (such as EZ Rinse-C or Mineral Oil) has gotten into the water reservoir, pour it in a container and dispose of according to local regulations.

Accessories

Lids, pans, and strainers may be washed in hot, soapy water. Large pieces of wax should be manually removed from the items prior to washing. A mild stainless steel cleaner may be used on the exterior metal surfaces.

 CAUTION: Avoid dumping wax (liquid or solid) down the drain as this material can clog drain pipes.

Water Reservoir Tub and Main Heating Unit

Any wax that gets into the water reservoir may adhere to the sides of the tub and to the heating element itself. With the reservoir water and heating element cool, remove any pieces of wax that are loose. You may use a non-marring scraping tool (such as a plastic putty knife) to gently remove material that is sticking to the surfaces. Use a non-abrasive rag or sponge with hot soapy water to remove remaining wax and buildup then wipe the reservoir dry.

 CAUTION: Do not use metal scrapers, steel wool or solvents (such as IPA or acetone) to clean the surfaces as this may damage the reservoir surface, heating element or heating element O-ring seal.

Excessive wax buildup in the reservoir can cause the unit to perform poorly or even fail. Wax should be removed before further use of the unit. If a large amount of wax gets into the reservoir it should be allowed to cool and solidify before removing it. Liquid and solid wax will float on top of water so be sure there is water in the base of the unit before the wax completely solidifies.

 NOTE: If the wax solidifies and forms a complete layer with no water underneath you can pour hot water (above 80°C (176°F)) into the base to remelt and float the wax to the surface. If there is a solid layer of wax on top of the water, poke a hole in the wax and break it up for easier removal, or use hot water to melt wax so it can be removed more easily.

Occasionally there may be mineral deposits that will need to be removed (de-scaling) from the system heating element or the sides and bottom of the reservoir. Mineral deposit buildup is a normal part of the steaming process and will depend on the degree of hardness of the water used in the system. If steaming production starts to slow, or the heating element is covered with a whitish gray coating, it is time to de-scale the unit.

Only use mild de-scaling solutions. Test de-scaling solution on a small area of the plastic tub before applying the substance to the surfaces.

 NOTE: Solid wax pieces may be thrown away in normal trash.

Exterior

Use a non-abrasive rag or sponge with soapy water to wipe down the exterior of the base heating unit and the cover lids. A mild stainless steel cleaner may be used on the exterior metal surfaces. Do not immerse the base unit in water or other liquid.