5 Handy tips for cleaning your icky blender
The smoothie craze is here and with so many people blending their favourite veggies and fruit into drinks, they are bound to want to know how to clean their blenders easily. The real challenge with cleaning a blender is the potential of cutting yourself on the blades. Unlike food processors, the blades in a blender are very close to the bottom, and food gets trapped down there easily. Luckily, The Happy Juicer website has five handy tips for cleaning your blender without getting your fingers in a jam. These cleaning tips include everything from what kitchen cleaner to use to how to get rid of unappealing smells. By viewing and following the steps from this article, you will ensure the next time you clean your blender is a breeze.
One of the best cleaning tips in this smoothie article uses the blender’s blending feature. You simply add water and dish soap to the blender and pulse it until the water picks up the residue from the bottom and sides of the blender. Once this happens, the blender will need a few rinses with clean water, but make sure the water doesn’t come in contact with the motor at the base or else it may not work properly again. This cleaning method is so beneficial, because it prevents you from having to submerge your blender in the sink, and it picks up the food that builds up under the blades without you having to reach your fingers in there. Of course, even the best liquid dish soap can’t always relieve the odours from a well-used blender, but luckily, this article covers that too. Rather than just including dish soap with the water for cleaning your blender, you can also include a squeeze of fresh lemon, essential oils or vinegar to omit the smell. If desired, once you have cleaned the blender, you could even soak the inside of the blender with the lemon or vinegar for a few hours to ensure the smell is gone completely. Vinegar will also be able to sanitize the blender even further, and even though it smells a lot at first, the smell should go away by the time you need to use the blender again.
If you have particularly tough stains on your blender, rest assured you can deal with those too. The Happy Juicer website provides cleaning details on using natural baking soda to remove stains from the blender. Baking soda is a natural abrasive ingredient that will pick up stains when used on anything, whether you are cleaning a carpet, countertop or casserole dish. When baking soda and water are used together, it forms a paste that works wonders on whatever it is applied to.
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