Dust is bad for any machine, whether it's your computer's insides or a simple stand mixer. To avoid dust buildup on your seldom-used appliances, weblog Unplggd recommends storing them in protective pillowcases.
As much as we love our multitasking kitchen appliances, there are a few things that just won't see the light of day that often. Luckily, there's an easy solution to that dust they collect:
As [appliances]sit forgotten on top of the fridge or on a closet shelf, they're also collecting massive amounts of dust. Dust that can cause overheating and cut your appliance's lifespan.
You could go buy a specially-manufactured cover for each of your unitaskers-or go the home hack route and grab for the nearest set of linens. A pillowcase will fit over most of your small appliances and does a good job at keeping your tech dust and dirt free.
This can apply to any mechanical device too, not just kitchen appliances. Got five printers you never use? A sewing machine you only break out when you rip your pants? Stick 'em all in a pillowcase. Hit the link to read more.