This is an easy and quick way of cleaning a blender. My blender gets used quite a bit and frankly, it’s a pain to clean. I used to clean mine by sticking my hand down into the blender to clean the blades (sounds dangerous) or taking it apart every time I use it (annoying). I don’t remember where I heard about cleaning a blender this way, but I’ve been doing it this way for years and it works pretty well. Now, this is not a replacement for a good cleaning by removing the base of the blender carafe to clean the underneath the blades and the rubber ring, but this does get it clean quickly in between frequent uses.
How to Quickly Clean a Blender
This blending method works well for loose material and a quick clean around the blades.
- Don’t let a dirty blender sit and dry, it will be harder to clean the dried, caked-on food. If you can’t clean the blender right away fill it with water and let it sit until you can get to it.
- When it’s time to clean, fill the blender a third of the way with water and add a squirt of dish soap, then blend for about 10 seconds while holding the lid down.
- Empty out the soapy water, rinse, and carefully wipe down the inside of the carafe.
- If there’s still food underneath the blade, try again and blend longer, or leave the soap and water mixture in the carafe overnight to soften up the caked-on food.
If you’re blending nuts or other fatty foods then wipe down the inside of the blender with a soapy sponge after you pour out the soapy liquid.
Flax seeds and chia seeds like to get stuck underneath blades, so this method doesn’t work well if you are grinding up small seeds like those.
This is just the quick method for cleaning your blender. Every so often it will still need a deep clean by removing the base of the blender carafe and clean the blades and rubber ring with soap.
I hope this was helpful!