How To Clean and Maintain Blenders

How To Clean and Maintain Blenders

Blenders are not just wanted but considered a necessity in every home. How can you make delicious meals without a blender by your side? Blenders are built to satisfy you. There are so many things you can make with a blender which includes smoothies, frozen delicious, homemade soups, pancake batter, cookie dough, and many more. 

Blenders are a must-buy tool. It is very cool to own one but the downside to it is the cleaning phase.

If you usually worry about how to clean Blenders, you are at the right place because we’ve got the best solution for you.

The cool news about modern blenders is the more advanced they are, the more they become easier to clean. Unlike the old times when you had to scrub and clean every inch of the blender.

Now, it is a whole lot easier to clean after use. You could check out the modern types of blenders we have.

Let’s get right into it!

Tips on Ways to Clean and Maintain your Blender

Arrange your Blender Correctly

To properly maintain your blender, you should first make sure it has been assembled correctly. Some key points to remember include reading the owner’s manual for instructions and safety information, and checking that the blades are tight, the blending jar is securely in place, and the lid is properly sealed each time you use the blender.

Let the Blender Clean Itself

Sounds interesting right? Some blenders like the ones we have at Dreamworks come with a built-in cleaning cycle, but it’s not a problem if your blender doesn’t have one. You can still have the blender do most of the cleaning for you by following these steps:

  • To begin, put a cup of water and a few drops of dish soap inside the blender container and secure the lid.
  • Then, activate the pulse setting or run the blender at its highest speed for around 30 seconds.
  • Inspect the inside of the container to confirm if it is cleaned, if not repeat step 2.
  • Once done, empty the soapy water and rinse the container. Your blender is now ready to be used again.

Check if your blender is Dishwasher Safe

Before you buy a blender for your kitchen, it is important to review the product description and the owner’s manual to ensure it meets your needs. Many blender containers, lids, and blades are dishwasher safe, but it is always best to check what the manufacturer recommends before you purchase it so you don’t end up using the wrong tools to maintain it.

 Remove the stains with natural products

Sometimes, soap and water might not be enough to get that sparkle you want from your blender. You might need other solutions that can give you the desired results. For situations like this, you might want to try out a natural solution like lemon.

  • Begin by slicing a lemon into four parts and placing it inside the blender container.
  • Next, put a few drops of soap and fill the container halfway with water.
  • Run the blender on high for about 1 minute.
  • Finally, rinse the container with fresh water.

Don’t Forget the Base is also a part of the blender

While we focus on the blender’s container, don’t forget that the base also deserves some cool treatment too. Even though the blender’s base cannot be filled with water or cleaned with a dishwasher, that doesn’t mean you should leave it dirty.

To prevent the exterior from being stickily dirty, clean up the spills on the exterior immediately with a damp rag. You can also make use of diluted vinegar with water to clean and remove odors from it.

Keep these tricks in mind

Here are some tips to you should try out:

The first thing is to know what your blender can do. Not all blenders are the same. Know your blender’s purpose before you use it. For instance, your blender could be an immersion blender which is great for soups but not the best option for juicing fruits and vegetables. 

Your blender’s manufacturer could say that it is the strongest brand ever but, you should also try as much as possible to make blending easy for your blender. You can help your blender by cutting large ingredients into smaller pieces before adding them to the container. This could make it last longer.

When you need to blend dry ingredients, add a small amount of liquid to the container to prevent the ingredients from sticking to the sides of the container.

Summary

Treat your blender with care. Make use of warm water and dish soap to clean your blender properly. You can also make use of dishwashers based on your manufacturer’s recommendation. Don’t forget to clean the spills on the exterior of your blender’s base with a damp cloth immediately after use.