If you enjoy smoothies, purees, or juices, your blender is almost in constant use. But how much cleaning does it have to go through? You’re not alone if your answer is “not enough.” Cleaning a blender requires a little more effort than washing a pan or putting something in the dishwasher.
To Clean the blender thoroughly is vital for maintaining the device and preventing bacteria growth from food residue stuck in the nooks and crannies at the bottom. Here is how you can give your kitchen blender a good deep cleaning with a bonus tip at the article’s end.
What You Need:
Disassemble the Blender
Remove the jar assembly from the motor base, remove the jar lid, unscrew the jar base (be careful of the sharp blade), remove the gasket seal, and remove the blade.
Wash the Main Pitcher
Step 1: Half-fill the blender pitcher (main pitcher as well as single serving cups) with hot water from a kettle or a faucet.
Step 2: Add a drop of dish soap to the water.
Step 3: Replace the blender pitcher on the base and use a cloth to secure the lid. Step 4: Run the blender for about 10 seconds after turning it on.
Step 5: Rinse the blender completely with hot water once more. Ta-da! You should have a completely clean blender with no leftover smoothies, soups, or puréed baby food.
Clean the Motor Housing
Before cleaning the blender’s motor base, make sure it’s unplugged. Do not immerse the base in water. It’s also not safe to wash in the dishwasher. Using a warm, wet cloth, wipe off the motor base. Remember to wipe down the cord and inspect it for damage on a regular basis.
Wash the Other Small Pieces
Hand-wash the jar base, cutting blade, and gasket seal / locking ring. Use warm soapy water and be cautious of the blade’s sharp edges. After thoroughly rinsing the pieces, dry them.
Reassemble the Blender and Store It
If you use your blender frequently, keep it on your counter or anywhere else conveniently accessible. If you only use your blender on special occasions, keep it in a less accessible location.
Bonus Tip: How to get rid of the stuck smelly food
Smelly foods can seem to linger in a blender. Prevent this by not storing items in the blender. If you have a smelly blender; follow our guide!
What You Need:
Step 1. Blend a 1-to-1 ratio of baking soda and water together in the blender.
Step 2. Then let the solution sit in the blender for five to 10 minutes
Step 3. Wash the blender normally. Now, you have a smell-free blender.
The Bottom Line:
Keeping the blender clean, and free of stuck food particles is as important as anything. You must do the deep cleaning at least once in a week if you are a regular user. Infrequent users can do this once a month depending on their usage frequency.
As our above-mentioned guide suggests, you can use dish soap, and hot water for basic blender hygiene. Baking soda and warm water will help you get rid of smelly food particles stuck at the blender’s bottom.