Though small kitchen appliances such as pancake makers or quesadilla makers don’t need a lot of maintenance and they are, in fact, designed to be low-maintenance products, it doesn’t mean that you should leave them in a corner and never give them a thorough cleaning.
The mai purpose of maintenance is to prolong the product’s life. To achieve this goal you have to start with using your appliance carefully. Firstly, don’t overfill the new quesadilla maker. If you force the lid to lock upon the quesadilla, in time, it may break or become loose. As such, when you close the lid, make sure it closes easily, without applying a lot of force. The less shocks it endures, the more it will live. Another thing you should avoid when making quesadillas is to use big chunks of meat. This will have the same effect on the appliance as using too much filling.
Regarding the products you put in the maker, make sure the tortillas you buy have a proper dimension for its size. If they are larger, you can cut around the edges a bit, so that they achieve a suitable dimension.
Even if you don’t have to wash the appliance each time you use it, you shouldn’t leave it dirty. Most quesadilla makers have non-stick cooking surfaces, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need cleaning. Once you’re done cooking, you should wipe them with a soft, damp cloth to remove leftovers and oil stains. In addition, once in awhile you may try and disassemble it (if the appliance comes with removable cooking plates) to clean any crumbs and ingredients that may have got in or simply wash it using a wet sponge and dish washer.
Avoid cleaning its exterior and interior surfaces with rough or pointy objects, as you may scratch them and so decrease their capacity to cook the tortillas evenly and in an efficient manner. To prevent shocks, always place the appliance on a steady and large surface where it has plenty of stability and the risk of slipping is small.