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Blenders are really easy to clean. I always recommend washing your blender right after you use it. That way, no food gets congealed in the carriage or the body. However, even if you leave your blender dirty -- with a little bit of soaking, you can still bring it back to life.
**Note - some blenders claim to be dishwasher proof. I would not recommend using a dish washer.
To preserve the longevity of your blender, I would always hand wash the carriage.
Placing your blender carriage in the dishwasher can scratch it and rust the mechanism.
Here is the easiest way to clean your blender
- Unplug your blender before you disassemble or wash any part of it.
- Give your blender carriage a quick rinse immediately after use with warm water.
- Take a few drops of dishing washing liquid and fill your carriage half way with warm water. No blend on high for 20-30 seconds. This should clean all food from the sides of the carriage and under the blades.
- Empty this soapy water over your lid to give that a clean and rinse and wipe out the carriage with a soft damp cloth.
- Never use an abrasive scourer on the carriage. It will cause unsightly scratches.
To remove stains from your blender carriage
- Soak with warm soapy water and then blend, wipe and rinse.
- If this doesn't work, repeat the cleaning process with a couple of tablespoons of baking soda in some warm water.
To remove odours from your blender carriage
- Soak your blender in some warm soapy water.
- If this doesn't work, repeat the cleaning process with a vinegar solution (some white vinegar in warm water) or a lemon juice solution.
To clean the base of your blender
- Always unplug the blender before cleaning it.
- Use a soft bristled tooth brush to dislodge food particles and smeared food off buttons and controls.
- Clean the base with a soft damp cloth.
- Make sure you wipe the electrical cord to remove any food particles.
- Never use abrasive scourers on your machine. This will cause unsightly scratches.
Check out my Chow Tip Video: A No Hassle Way To Clean Your Blender.