How to Care for a Kitchen Blender
- Protect the electrical components of your blender appliance. Do not create a jumble of cords with other countertop appliances. Do not immerse the blender base in water.
- Fill the blender carefully, watching the fill line. Never go over this line. If you overfill, the blender motor may slow. If so, remove some of the ingredients to another container to reach the level of the fill line, then blend in two batches.
- Dip the cloth or sponge in soapy water. Wring it out thoroughly. Use this damp cloth to wipe the surface of the base, the base's bottom and feet, and around the control buttons.
- Wipe around the buttons with the cloth or sponge immediately after using the blender whenever possible. Clean missed areas around the blender selection buttons with cotton swabs or a soft toothbrush if necessary.
- Take the blender apart. Wash all plastic or rubber pieces by hand with warm soapy water. Wipe the rubber gasket carefully. If you have a plastic carafe, wash it by hand. If you have a glass carafe, it may be washed in the dishwasher upside down in the bottom shelf. Reassemble the blender.
Things You Will Need
- Mild dish soap
- Sponge or dish washing cloth
- Cotton swabs
- Soft bristle toothbrush
- Smooth a drop of vegetable oil over the blender gasket before reassembling the parts to keep it pliable.
- Store this small kitchen appliance fully assembled with the lid on to prevent dirt, dust or food particles from getting inside when not in use.