If you have ever used a blender or juicer before, you might aware of its maintenance. Well, you haven’t owned one before, we must help you. Fully precautious when operating your blender and take proper care of it to give it a long life. No matter what kind of blender you have, expensive or cheap, it is very important that you maintain it properly.
Blender Maintenance Guide
With the usual servicing every once in a while and with proper maintenance. You can sustain your blender for a very long time, even decades. If you take really good care of it and address any issues arising with it immediately. So, let us address HighSpeed Blender Maintenance foremost.
- If you have a high-speed blender, you must remove the tamper. It will render the blender much easier to use. Use the blender’s tamper once you have started the blending process and not from the starting.
- There are several speed settings in a blender, more so in a high-speed blender. Which offers to blend at a very high speed, as the speed settings go from very slow to super- fats. In the case of a blender, people often tend to jump from the first (slow) speed setting to the highest speed setting. It puts a lot of pressure and strain on the motor and damages the motor in the long run, and it ends up getting tampered. Always move gradually upwards in the speed settings, and as you approach the fastest speeds, keep adding some liquid like milk, water, or anything else to lubricate the content of the blender.
- Also, make sure that when you are at the highest speeds and done with the blending, don’t just turn the blender off as it is too abrupt for the rotational blender blades. Come back to a lower speed setting before you turn the blender off completely.
- Also, do not just use the blender on a slow speed setting as even that is very straining for the motor as it has to work constantly to maintain the low speed.
- Another thing to remember is that you should never put your finger, spoon, or spatula in the blender while the blades are still rotating. Also, never even pour out the contents of the blender when the blades are still in rotation. It is one of the most prevailing reasons why blenders break.
How To Clean A Blender?
Cleaning a blender, meaning washing it is primarily easy, but you must do it immediately after the blender is used; otherwise, the residual contents of the blender tend to get stuck on the blades and the nooks of the blender which are difficult to get rid of. When you are cleaning the blender, make sure you are wary of the blades of the blender. Now here is a step- by- step guide on How to Clean a Blender-
Undo the blender setup
Before you start cleaning, first of all, take the blender apart from its base. Then, open the lid of the blender very carefully and take out the rotational blades by unscrewing them from the base, just be wary of the sharp edges of the blade. Take apart the rotational blades and also remove the seal of the blender.
Wash the jar
Once all the components of the blender are undone, you just have to clean them separately. The jar is the central component of the blender, where the content gets blended, but cleaning it is also very easy. Take a dish soap and a scrubbing pad and rub the scrubbing pad across the jar while lather slathering the dish soap to get rid of the essence of the previous content from the jar. After enough scrubbing is done, clean the jar with water thoroughly and wipe it clean with a dry cloth. You can also use the dishwasher for washing the jar, but we suggest that you wash it with your hands as it leaves little room for any breakage and scratching of the jar.
Cleaning the small units
The jar is the biggest component of the blender, and once it is washed and dried thoroughly, now it is time to clean the small parts of the blender. These parts are the gasket seal, the cutting blade and the locking- ring. Rub a soap soaked scrubbing sponge on all of these components. After they are scrubbed enough and cleaned, rinse these with water and wipe them dry.
Removing any build-up
If you’ve let the blender sit for some time after you have used it, there are chances that the blender has had some build-up of the content, which may be very difficult to remove with just soap water and some scrubbing. One good hack to clean the build-up is by taking half and half mixture of baking soda and water and soaking the parts with a build-up in the solution. The solution will loosen up the build-up, and it will be very easy for you to clean it.
Time to clean the motor
Wipe down the base component of the blender and do not put it fully in water. Just use a damp rag to clean the base. You should also clean the cord of the blender every once in a while and check it for any damage it may have endured.
Putting back the blender together
Reassemble the blender parts together, which can easily do and store it in a convenient place where you can easily access it.
Blender Maintenance Tips
- Always clean the blender as soon as you have used it. It is to prevent any contamination.
- Use warm-hot water to get rid of any oiliness and stickiness in the blender units.
- Always clean the base of blender with a damp rag and never let it get under the water. As this can damage the inner wiring and motor of the blender.
- To keep the blender in good shape, make sure to never overload it as this can strain and damage the rotational blades of the blender. The blades will get blunt sooner, and this may even permanently damage the blender.
- Avail the free maintenance of the blender to have your blender cleaned professionally and properly.
- If your blender is out of warranty, even then, make sure to get it checked once every 6 months.
- Store the blender in a safe, accessible, and dry area. Do not let the blender get in contact with moisture as it can hamper the wiring and motor of the blender.