Blenders are a common household item, but over time they can become dirty and discolored, affecting the quality of your food and drinks. Luckily, there are simple and effective ways to clean your blender using just a few ingredients. Here are six methods to quickly clean your blender:
1 Dishwashing liquid and hot water
- Hot water
To clean your blender, add 1-3 drops of dishwashing liquid and about 1 cup of hot water. Close the blender lid and blend for 10-15 seconds, repeating 2-3 times. Rinse the blender with hot water until all the dishwashing liquid is gone.
2 Lime juice and baking soda
- 1-2 limes
- Clean water
Squeeze lime juice and add it to the blender along with 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda and 100-200ml of clean water. Blend at maximum power for 1 minute, repeating 3-5 times. After each cycle, use a sponge to scrub the cloudy areas for deeper cleaning.
3 Vinegar and baking soda
- Baking soda
Mix 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda with 300-500ml of water until the mixture thickens. Pour it into the blender, letting it stick to the cloudy areas, and let it sit for 20 minutes. Use a sponge to scrub clean. Then, pour a cup of vinegar and warm water into the blender and let it sit for 3-5 hours or overnight for more effective cleaning.
4 Dishwasher powder and hot water
- Dishwasher powder
- Hot water
Adding 2 tablespoons of dishwasher powder and hot water to the blender, let it sit for 1-2 hours. Pour off a portion of the mixture and use a sponge to scrub the dirt inside the blender for about 10 minutes until it is clean.
Above are simple and highly effective methods to clean your blender. Each method is tailored to address different levels of cloudiness in your blender.