How to Clean a Blender in 30 Seconds, According to This Viral Video

No need to stick your fingers near those sharp blades!

Your trusty blender can magically transform any recipe into smooth, delicious goodness—but then you’re left with a complete mess.

Have you ever avoided making an amazing strawberry milkshake because you didn’t want to deal with a dirty blender? I have. That’s because cleaning a blender isn’t easy. This appliance has tons of nooks and crannies, plus sharp blades. It’s such a pain to clean!

You usually have to take the whole thing apart, cleaning every piece by hand. But who has time for that?

How to Clean a Blender in 30 Seconds

We’ll keep this quick. Start by filling half of your dirty blender with warm water, followed by few drops of dish soap. Fasten the lid onto the blender and turn it on for a few seconds. The soapy water swishing around the blender will help remove remnants of your pina colada. Remove the hot water, give your blender a quick rinse, and—voila—a clean blender. Pretty amazing, huh?

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According to Yumna Yawad, aka @feelgoodfoodie, we’ve been cleaning our blenders all wrong.

What About Stuck-On Food?

For reinforcements, enlist some baking soda. This pantry staple can do everything from making bread rise, to polishing silverware, to, yes, removing stubborn, stuck-on food particles. For the best results, fill your blender jar with equal parts water and baking soda first. Turn on the blender for a couple of seconds, discard the solution, then add your warm water and soap. The extra step may take more than 30 seconds, but if you have crusted pancake batter all over your blender, it’s worth it.

Even though these tricks are quick, be sure to deep clean your blender after every couple of uses to keep mold and bacteria at bay. It’s easy: clean the jar, gasket seal and blade with soap and hot water, then let them air dry before putting the parts back together.

When it comes to the electric base, err on the side of caution. Unplug the blender and wipe down the base with a damp towel.

Not only will our instructions keep your blender looking brand new, but you also can clean it in about 30 seconds, meaning you can get the work done and enjoy the day. Find more kitchen cleaning hacks to try out during your next cleaning sesh.

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