Washing a blender can be a relatively easy task but also a difficult one, especially if it is not cleaned immediately after use.
When handling the blender, watch out for the blender blades and also make sure that the spout is closed when cleaning liquid is used.
The cords should be removed from the socket before the base is wiped using a damp piece of clothing. The following is a simple blender cleaning procedure on how to clean a blender properly, and it takes only 10 minutes!
1. Set apart the blender:
This is done by removing the blender from the base it sits on. Next, remove the top lid and watch out for the blade as you unscrew the bottom component. Remove the blade and the seal.
2. Clean the jar:
This is the main component in a blender, where most cleaning is centered around.
To clean the jar, use warm soapy water with a sponge or dish-rag. Rinse the jar thoroughly before drying it off. The jar can also be washed over the top rack of the dishwasher, although hand washing is much faster and greatly reduces the risk of scratching and breakage.
3. Wash the small pieces:
These pieces include the cutting blade, gasket seal and the locking-ring. Wash these components using warm soapy water. Next, rinse them thoroughly and dry.
4. Check blender for stacked items:
This important, especially if the blender has sat on for a while before cleaning.
Build up the blender and run a 50:50 mixture of water and baking powder through to remove the hard stubborn stain, and then dump out the solution. You will again set the blender apart before repeating the cleaning process from step 1.
5. Clean the motor housing component:
This is done by wiping down the base of the blender using a damp warm piece of cloth; but be careful not to submerge the entire base in water.
The base should also not be placed on the dishwasher to prevent damage. Make sure that you wipe down the base as needed. The cord should always be cleaned occasionally and examined for impairments.
6. Reassemble the blender back and store:
The blender can be placed conveniently over the counter top in case it is used more often. However, if the blender is only occasionally it should be placed at a location that is less accessible such as the cupboard.
The processes of setting the blender apart when cleaning is recommended, because it helps get out food particles that may be stuck inside the crevices and on components such as the lid.
If you are not sure about the blender pieces, check out the manufacturer’s manual.
Foods that may linger on with smell for long periods should not be stored on the blender.
However, if you have to do this, make sure that you use the combined mixture of baking powder and water when washing. The solution should be allowed to sit on for between 5 to 10 minutes on the blender before washing is done in order to attain better results.