Food processors are powerful kitchen appliances that can be used for a wide variety of meals, but they can also be tough to clean. And the lids can be especially troublesome because of all their nooks and crannies. This will make cleanup much easier.
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To get around the tricky lid issue, Sho Spaeth at Serious Eats recommends a tip he gleaned from Stella Sparks: cover the top of the bowl with plastic wrap before putting on the lid. This makes cleanup super simple, and if you need to use your food processor for different foods in the same meal, a quick rinse of the bowl and blade will do. The only thing this tip won't work for is dough. Also, it's important you use a piece of plastic wrap that's large enough it won't sink into the bowl, and that you don't stretch it over the top so tight it might tear.
Plastic Wrap Makes Food Processor Cleanup a Snap [Serious Eats]