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Do you use your blender regularly?
If yes, then you need to clean it regularly too. A blender sees a lot of use in daily cooking and can be used to make anything from juices to smoothies. However, we often don’t clean it well which is why it can get damaged after sometime or might start altering the tastes of your blended mixtures. Cleaning your appliances is as important as cleaning your kitchen.
While cleaning a blender requires more effort as it is not like scrubbing a utensil or using a dishwasher but nonetheless it is important. Deep cleaning your blender will keep it hygienic as it will protect it from bacteria growth which can happen due to the food bits that get stuck in the cracks of the blender jar.
Things You will Need for Deep Clean
- Dish Rag
- Mild Dish Soap
- Baking Soda
Steps to Follow to Clean your Blender
If you want to clean your blender thoroughly then you will need to take your blender jar assembly apart and clean each part thoroughly. There could be dried up food bits stuck in the jar cracks which can help in bacteria growth so it is important you disassemble first.
Step 1: Switch off the Blender and Disassemble
It Start by turning off your blender and unplugging it from the socket. If you don’t unplug it then there are chances that you might suffer from an electric shock while cleaning the blender. Next, you need to disassemble your blender jar. Detach the jar assembly of your blender from the motor and then separate the lid from the jar. You will then need to carefully unscrew the base and keep away from the blender blades. Finally, remove the blade and the gasket seal of your blender.
Step 2: Wash your Blender Jar
Take a mild dish soap and wash your jar with it and then scrub it with the help of a sponge or a dish rag. Once the jar is thoroughly washed, rinse it with clean water and then dry it properly. If you don’t want to hand wash the jar then you can place it on the top rack of the dishwasher for automatic washing. However, always keep in mind that a hand wash is quick and efficient and reduces the risk of scratching on the surface.
Step 3: Wash the Other Attachments
Next, take warm soapy water to wash the other parts of your blender like blades, jar base, gasket seals, etc. Make sure that you scrub them properly with the dish rag and be careful while cleaning the blades. Once the parts are covered with soapy water, rinse them with clean water and then dry them carefully.
Step 4: Use Baking Soda and Water Mixture
Sometimes your blender might have some food bits stuck in it which could be difficult to clean with hand washing. In such cases, you can make a baking soda and water solution in a 1:1 ratio and then run one blending cycle with your assembled blender.
This will get rid of all the stuck food bits and will make it easier for you to hand wash your blender parts quickly. Once you have done this, you can disassemble your blender and follow the above-mentioned steps for a deep washing. Once done, you’ll have a spic & span blender for frozen fruit smoothies and the margaritas you so crave.
Step 5: Clean the Blender’s Motor
Make sure that your blender is unplugged before you start cleaning its motor base. You shouldn’t put your motor base in water or in the dishwasher as this would damage the motor. Just take a damp cloth and then wipe down the motor base. Also, wipe the cord regularly and monitor it for any damages.
Step 6: Reassemble your Blender
Finally, once all the blender parts are thoroughly cleaned and dried up, you can reassemble them so that it can be used again. Plug your blender and check if it is working as expected. Now, you can store it in a safe place to ensure that it doesn’t get dirty quickly. If you use it regularly, then you might need to store it in an accessible place like your countertop. However, if you don’t use it
regularly then store it in one of the cupboards.
I know cleaning is the most boring part of maintaining a house but if you don’t want to fall ill and want your place to look amazing, you have to clean it all up.
While cleaning rooms is still fine, cleaning your kitchen is another story. A lot of us don’t know from where to even start but no worries guys because this article will tell you just that. With these simple steps, you can clean your kitchen in no time at all and actually enjoy doing it too.
So, what are you waiting for? Go and clean your kitchen now!
1. Remove the clutter
You need to first sort through the pile of rubbish in your kitchen including the newspapers, toys, etc. which don’t belong in the kitchen and keep them in a separate basket. Throw any food item which has gone bad and makes sure there is not a single item left on the floor or the countertops.
2. Put the dishes in the sink
Then, gather all your dirty dishes and put them in the sink with a soap solution so that while you clean the kitchen, the soap solution can loosen the dirt from your dishes.
3. Spray the countertops
Next is to spray your countertops and stovetops with a cleaning solution so that it does its job while you clean the remaining part of the kitchen.
4. Clean your fridge
Now you need to empty your fridge of any unnecessary food items or anything that has gone bad. Make sure that you have only good or required food items in the fridge and throw everything else into the trash can.
5. Clean the top of the kitchen
Now, start cleaning from the top of the kitchen. Clean the ceilings and the top of the doors. You can use long-handled dusters of vacuums to do this job. Don’t worry about the floor getting dirty as you will clean it in the end.
6. Clean your microwave and cabinets
Then, clean your microwave from the inside and the outside and wipe down the upper cabinets with a damp cloth.
7. Wipe down the countertops
Now, you need to wipe down your countertop and stovetop which was earlier sprayed with a cleaning solution and make sure that there are no stains left behind.
8. Clean the vertical surfaces
Once you have cleaned all of those surfaces, it is time to clean the kitchen tools and equipment which have a vertical surface, like the refrigerator’s surface, microwave’s surface, oven, and so on. Make sure you clean the handles and the outside properly.
9. Clean the lower cabinets
Then, you need to wipe clean the lower cabinets and drawers with the help of a warm soapy solution.
10. Wash the dishes
Once every surface is cleaned, it is time to wash your dishes and clean your sink. Rinse your sink with water and let it dry.
11. Empty your trash bin
Throw all the trash outside in the trash container and clean your trash basket once before putting a new trash bag inside.
12. Clean the kitchen floor
Finally, it is time to dust the floor and then mop it with a damp mop. Once you have done this, you will notice that your kitchen looks very clean and tidy today.