Cleaning Your Blender

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.