So you decided that this is your year to get in shape, eat healthier, and make use of that blender or NutriBullet, the dust collector on your kitchen counter.
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
Just as you blended your healthy mix together, you will use this same method in cleaning.
- 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
Maybe you don’t like the smell of your husband’s whey powder when you want to make your own mix? Maybe your blender just has a smell that you can’t quite put your finger on? Well – no need to try to figure out the smell. Let’s just get rid of it!
- 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
If you use berries of any kind, turmeric, spinach, or any other dark colored veggie or fruit, over a period of time the blender will become stained.
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.
Clean and Dry
Also, when air drying your blender or NutriBullet, do not put it in an open space face down on a surface. It needs to air dry and breathe, so place it on a rack that has a drip pan halfway on your counter or in your sink leaving an area of air to let it actually air dry.
Cleaning Questions? We Have Answers
We hope this helps you keep your blender or NutriBullet clean so that you can stay healthy! Do you have other cleaning questions that we can help answer? We clean residential and commercial properties throughout the Round Rock, Austin and Houston, Texas areas. We love to clean! So, please leave your questions in the comments section below and we will try and help. Also, please make sure and check out our blogs often for more helpful how-to cleaning tips.