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How To Clean A Dishwasher Safe Blender
Having a dish washer safe blender will save you the trouble of having to spend too much time just to make the blender thoroughly clean. Cleaning you blender in a dish washer is actually very simple but just like anything else you should not take it for granted because you can mess it up. In fact if it is your first time to own a blender even washing it in a dish washer may give you hard time since you are completely green about how to go about the process. There is a simple criterion that you must always follow as you clean your blender in a dish washer to avoid causing any kind of damage to the blender.
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- Detach the jar or pitcher from its base: the blender being dish washer safe does not mean you can soak the whole appliance in water, the base of the blender should never be soaked in water. Therefore you have to first of all unscrew the jar from its base.
- Also detach the blade and rubber ring: be very careful with how you remove the blade and look at very closely so that you can later know how to put it back correctly. There is definitely no way your blender will start if the blades are not attached in the right way.
- Put all the dish washable parts in the inside the dish washer: the blender’s manual will always show which parts of the blender are dish washable and those are the only parts you should clean in the dish washer. Commonly, the glass jar, lid and blade are the parts that are safe to wash in your dish washer so put them in there and run the dish washer.
- Clean the rubber ring: remember that the rubber ring should not be placed with other parts of the blander in the dish washer. So to clean it, simply hold it with both your hands and let water run over it from the sink. When you see no more dirt or dust clanged onto it, leave it to dry on a clean dry towel. Do not rub it in the towel and place it there and it will dry on its own.
- Assemble the blender: when the dish washer is done running, get all the blender parts and assemble the blender carefully ensuring to place back all parts the way they are supposed to be. Put the rubber ring back on the blades and tightly screw the blender jar back to its base. With this you will be through cleaning your blender in the dish washer.
Trouble shooting tips:
After cleaning your blender you might experience a few problems here and there reason being you completely de-assembled the entire blender and now it is not functioning the way it was before you washed. If you experience any of the problems that I am about to talk about below, the easy solutions are all provided.
- Poor blending:if your blender is no longer blending there is a high possibility that the blades were not tight attached or what you are blending is too thick and dry for the blades to blend. Try adding more liquid into your ingredients and as the mixture blends just keep adding liquid until you have perfect results.
Another problem could be that you are actually using the blender for purposes very different from what you should be using it for. Some of these things include grinding raw meat, squashing potatoes and whipping egg whites among others. The blender will definitely not perform well if you are using it for things it is not supposed to be doing.
- The blender leaking: if at any point you notice that the blender is leaking first pause using it and check what could be causing it to leak. Blender leakages are in most caused by loose lid seal or blades that are loosely attached. Therefore try to tighten the blender’s blade and when you are blending hold the lid tightly with one hand. Check the gasket to see if it has any damages and if it does then take have it replaced.
- The blender jar or pitcher not fitting well into the base: the blender will definitely not perform if the jar is not placed back as it should be, so if that’s the case check whether the blade has been perfectly tightened. If not first make it tight then place the jar properly.
- Blender dispending at a very slow rate or not dispensing at all: it is either cause by the creation you made being too thick so try to pour out from the jar itself because thick liquids can get really hard to remove from the spout when you are cleaning. It is better to use the spout for light drinks.
Tips that will make your blender last longer:
- Avoid using attachments that are not from that particular brand of blender that you have, sometimes you will find a jar or blade from a different manufacturer that perfectly fits your blender but you are putting yourself and the blender at a high risk of electric shock.
- Be very careful with the blades of your blender, as you clean inside the blender first remove the blade or be extremely careful as you might get cut.
- Do not use the blender after noticing it has a problem even if the problem is slight. Take for example a broken or cracked jar or any leakages, first have them replaced or serviced then can go ahead and use the blender.
- Do not just walk away after starting the blender, you must always blend while close to the blender whether it has a tight seal lid or not.
- Avoid leaving the blender’s cord or base next to water or any other liquid, if by any chance liquid flows into the blender’s base or cord that you plug into power there will be electric shock damaging the blender.
- Allow steam to evaporate first when blending hot staff and do not fill the blender to full capacity before you start the blender.
- Avoid leaving the cord hanging around especially over tables or on the floor.