So, you may remember that on Christmas Day, I decided to make waffles and instead had a disaster. Well, I've been kind of putting off cleaning the waffle iron ever since. Oh, I would make half-hearted attempts at cleaning it, but usuall I would open it, become suddenly overwhelmed with what seemed like an impossible job, and then close it again after dusting out a few of the crumbs.
Today I decided was the day for me to get it all clean inside. So, I just started brushing the huge waffle crumbs out of the iron with my fingers. I have a restaurant-style Belgian waffle-maker, so it's a little hard to just pick it up and shake it over the sink or the garbage (another reason it's taken me so long to clean). And, again, it was making a huge mess, but it didn't really seem to help.
That's when inspiration hit. I got my vacuum and used the hose to vacuum out my waffle-maker! And then I just wiped off the waffle maker with some hot water when I finished. Ta da! Clean waffle-maker...finally.
I don't think I've ever loved my vacuum more than I d0 today.