How to clean a Blender – Important Steps Outlined

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One more question that we have seen being asked numerous times across the community and that is how do you clean a blender which can make it look brand new again - so if you need some helpful tips and steps in completing this task – then read on to learn more…

Overview:

A blender is a now an indispensable kitchen appliance. If you like smoothies or fruit juice cocktails then surely you are using your blender quite a lot. However, cleaning a blender requires slightly more care than throwing all the parts in the dishwasher.

A blender has many nook and crannies that must be cleaned from all food particles otherwise there is a chance of growth of bacteria or mold which is quite unhealthy. Here is how you can clean your blender quickly and efficiently.

What do you need?

  • Mild dishwashing liquid
  • Cleaning sponge or dishcloth
  • Q-tip
  • Soft brush
  • Baking soda

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Step 1: Unplug your blender

Remove the plug from the electrical socket. This is a basic safety measure to be taken when cleaning all electrical appliances.

Step 2: Disassemble the blender

Remove the jar by unscrewing it from the base. Remove the lid and unscrew the blade assembly. Remember the blade is sharp and can result in injury if is not handled carefully. Separate the sealing gasket.

Step 3: Wash components

Wash the jar in warm water with liquid washing liquid. Use the sponge or washcloth to thoroughly clean the inside of the jar, so that all food particles are removed. You can also wash the jar in a dishwasher although I would recommend hand washing it, as it would reduce the risk of any damage to the jar.

Step 4: Wash Small components

Wash the blade, the sealing gasket, the lid with warm water and washing liquid. Use the soft brush to clean the blade and gasket. Ensure that the lid is thoroughly cleaned by using the brush.

Step 5: Clean the base

Wipe around the base of the blender, with a damp washcloth. If there are any tough stains on the base, then use a few drops of washing liquid on the washcloth and wipe the stain. The base of the blender should never be put in the dishwasher or immersed in water, as it has electrical parts which will be damaged by water. Dirt and gunk accumulate on the sides of the buttons on the control panel. Take a Q-tip and use it to wipe around the buttons. You may use a drop of dishwashing liquid on the Q-tip for removing hard gunk stuck near the buttons.

Step 6: Dry and assemble

Air-dry all the parts. Put a little olive oil on the gasket so that it does not get dry and possibly crack and break. Assemble the unit. Now you can store your blender in a safe place until next time you need it.

Extra steps:

1. If your blender has remained unwashed for a long time then it is possible it may have a lingering smell. Mix 1:1 ratio of baking soda and water, pour it in the jar and run the blender for a little while. Drain and rinse with cold water. This will remove all odors from your blender.

2. Alternatively, you can run the blender with water mixed with white vinegar. This will also remove any odors and also sanitize your blender from harmful bacteria and molds.

3, Whenever you are storing your blender for a long period of time, be sure to clean it thoroughly before storing it.

 

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Finally, it would be greatly appreciated by the community if you can share your own tips of cleaning your blender by leaving a comment in the comment box below – So that other people in the community can learn also!!!

 

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