How to properly clean a blender
Updated: Jun 30
Blenders are a useful tool to have in the kitchen, they help prepping meals and drinks fast and easy but one of the main issues is cleaning them, as food scraps tend to get stuck at the bottom.
Here are some simple ways to properly clean your blender reducing the chance of accidental cuts, so your blender is always clean and fungus free.
Blend dish liquid soap
An easy solution specially for food that is sticky like honey, fill your blender with lukewarm water and add some drops of liquid soap and start blending on the slowest speed for one minute or until you see the food has been lifted from the interior.
After that throw the dirty water away and rinse, you can repeat this process as many time as you deem necessary just make sure the lid is secured and you are not using hot water.
Fill your blender vase with lukewarm water and add some dish liquid soap and with the help of a brush (a new toothbrush exclusively for this work is ideal) start brushing the sides, after a few minutes rinse it with clean water and it should look brand new.
Blend lemon or white vinegar
If the blender has stubborn stains or a bad smell you can try this solution, fill the blender with water and add one lemon cut in quarters and blend it for one minute, throw the liquid and rinse. You can try this solution with white vinegar aswell.
Use baking soda
If your blender is too dirty or smelly you can make a solution with water, white vinegar, liquid dish soap and baking soda, and leave it overnight.
Afterwards you can rinse and wash it with dish liquid soap, that should get rid of the bad smell and stains.
No matter the choice for washing the blender, always let it air dry, as trapped moisture is the perfect place for mold to grow.
Cleaning the electric part
When you blend, food tends to splash and it drips to the base, obviously we can't wash this part but using a damp cloth to clean it is the easiest approach and another clean one to dry it. You can also use alcohol if you want to disinfect it.
Cleaning the blender blades
This is the trickiest part of the blender to clean as it can cause accidental cuts, what we recommend is using the toothbrush to properly clean all the blades and the bottom part as food tends to settle there and also make sure to let it air dry aswell.