Cleaning the blender will be easier if you clean it immediately after use. To clean it you just need to scrub it with a sponge for a deep cleaning.
Or in a more practical way, you can mix water with dish soap in a container and then turn on the blender.
But if you can’t clean the blender right away, at least fill the blender with a mixture of soap and water to soak it before you leave it for long periods of time. So that the dirt does not dry out and form plaque.
Here are tips for thoroughly cleaning the blender:
1. Deep Cleaning Containers
Mix dish soap in a blender container with warm water. Fill to half full. Then, add a few drops of apple cider vinegar. Blend on low setting for about a minute until the container is completely foamy. Then, discard the soapy water mixture and rinse thoroughly.
While doing this, make sure the lid is secure and tightly closed. If the lid is off, the soapy water will splatter everywhere.
If there are stubborn plaques or stains, you can use lemon to remove the stain. Fill the blender halfway with warm water and a few drops of dish soap. Then, add the lemon wedges, roughly chopped.
Blend the mixture for a minute or so. This process not only removes stains but can also make your blender container look clear and odor-free.
2. Cleans Stubborn Stains
If the stain persists, use a coarse sponge, steel wool, or toothbrush, depending on the strength of the material. Put a little water and dish soap into the blender, then clean the stain with a scrubbing tool until it disappears.
Soak a very dirty blender overnight in a mixture of baking soda, vinegar, and dish soap. First, pour a cup of vinegar into the container. Then add a few drops of liquid dish soap and half a cup of baking soda.
Allow the mixture to bubble upward until it subsides. Mix the liquid, then let it soak into the container for at least a few hours.
After a few hours have passed, pour the mixture into the sink. Rinse the blender container until it is completely clean. If the blender still smells like baking soda and vinegar, soak the container in dish soap or a lemon water solution.
After you’ve cleaned the blender’s inside of the container, leave the container upside down on the drying rack. Wait for the blender jar until the inside is completely dry before closing it to prevent mold from growing. Moist containers can cause condensation and provide an environment for bacterial growth.
3. Cleaning the Blender Machine
Soak a sponge, chamois, or towel in warm soapy water, then wring it out until it’s damp. Gently sweep the cloth over the blender machine to clean any places where food or liquid has spilled.
Do not wash the blender by immersing it in water. The blender machine has an electronic motor and an electronic control system in it. These parts will not withstand exposure to water as this can cause a short circuit.
Keep the cleaning process you are doing only on the outside of the blender machine without submerging the entire blender in water.
Clean the blender machine before the dirt dries. The blender machine will be more difficult to clean once the food or dirt has dried on the surface.
Use cotton buds to clean the control buttons. If there is a buildup of mixed dirt in the crevices around the blender control interface, dip the cotton buds in the alcohol, then use them to wipe around the dirty buttons. The rubbing alcohol will dissolve any adhering material and make your blender more comfortable to use.
Rub the blender with alcohol before it dries and evaporates, as alcohol is a very volatile substance. If there is still water in the blender, wipe the blender with a dry towel.
4. Cleaning the Blades
If the blades of the blender are still dirty after you clean the container, you may need to wash them separately. Remove the blender jar from the base machine, then remove the blades from the bottom of the blender container jar. Wash with dish soap and hot water, scrubbing with a sponge or toothbrush to remove hard parts.
Use toothpaste if the blades of the blender are very difficult to clean. Remove the blade from the blender jar. Then, soak it in water that has been mixed with toothpaste.
If you don’t want to remove the blade, you can clean it in the container. Pour enough hot water to cover the blade, then add the water that has been mixed with the toothpaste. Let it soak for at least half an hour.
Use a whitening toothpaste with a whitening formula. Lubricate the gasket or rubber ring attached to the blade of the blender. Pour a tablespoon of cooking oil or vegetable oil over the gasket or rubber part that separates the tube from the base to ensure it remains flexible.
5. Foggy Blender Container Layer
If your container looks foggy and you want to make it shine again, you can use baking soda powder.
Baking soda is a great natural ingredient to use as a household cleaner. Mix baking soda with enough water to make a paste.
Use a sponge to apply the paste to the misty spots in your blender container. Leave it on for 30 minutes, then dampen a sponge and rub gently with warm water. This process will make your blender container look new and shiny.
Keeping the blender clean and not damaged is necessary so that you can use your blender for a long time. There are various kinds of blender damage that must be considered as well, in order to anticipate them.