Mornings are usually the busiest times in the household and rarely does the thought of cleaning come to mind. Then you get home from work and see the crusty blender in the sink. Maybe you have put it in the dishwasher and it still has Chia seeds stuck in the blades.
Ugh....we understand, but so do the bugs that crawl around when you are nowhere to be found. Bugs love crawling out of the drain into the unclean blenders left in the sink to nourish their own insect bodies....
OK - enough joking....
Let’s get to the point:
How to Clean a Dirty Blender
- Put in your ingredients: Water (halfway fill the blender) and soap (a small amount - at least two squirts).
- Press blend and mix the heck out of it. (You can even press chop.) The water and soap will cause a mix of cleaning genius by getting into all the crevices and hiding places where the juice remnants were planning on hiding.
- Rinse and air dry
How to Clean a Stinky Blender
- Cut a lemon in fourths.
- Add water and soap as described in the Dirty Blender steps above.
- Press blend, mix, chop, or whatever your fingers desire.
- Rinse and air dry.
How to Clean a Stained Blender
The only way to reduce this from happening is to use the Dirty Blender step each time after every use.
If you use Chia seeds or any other seeds please note that they will scratch the surface of the blender after a while. In addition, the coloring from the juices will settle into the scratched plastic surface. Unfortunately, there is no going back after plastic has been stained this way.
We recommend using the Dirty Blender steps which take no more than 2 minutes after each use.