How to clean and care for your blender for years of use

John Kopischke
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Blenders are not just used for mixing drinks, smoothies and other liquids. You can make a lot of other things with a blender and if your blender is a high quality one, it will probably still work and look like new years after you bought it.

You can clean your blender while it is still in use (check if your blender is suitable for doing this) to stop food scraps from hardening in the blades and you will also do less mess as your blender is easier to reach the sides where food bits tend to stick with this shortcut. All you need to do is add some water and vinegar. Do this monthly.

When the blender is turned off, turn it upside-down. Remove the rubber bottom and then remove the blades. You can use a clean, soft brush to clean the inside, including the motor. If it is not completely dry, put it back together and plug in to dry.

  • Avoid using abrasive materials or harsh soaps, dishwashing liquid, detergents and bleach.
  • Avoid using sharp or pointed metal objects like metal scoops or spoons, as these can damage the blade and side casing.
  • Rinse the blender thoroughly after each use.
  • After you have removed any build-up of food in the bottom of the base, soak the whole blender in warm, hot soapy water, then rinse thoroughly and dry thoroughly, before putting back together.