SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, October 16, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- The professionals at Optimum Blender explain that cleaning a blender is an essential part of enjoying this device. Failure to do so can result in the development of germs and bacteria, which proves problematic for those who use their blenders daily. However, a new article
on About.com explains that getting a blender perfectly clean and ready for use is not nearly as hard as it may seem.
First, take the blender apart, removing it from its base. The lid should be taken off at this time too. Once this is complete, the individual can begin to carefully wash the jar (or main portion) of the blender. This is the area that will require the most cleaning, as it is most likely to contain excess food particles. To do this properly, use warm and soapy water and a sponge. Once any excess food has been completely cleaned from the blender, it is time to dry carefully.
From there, the homeowner can begin to wash the other, smaller pieces of the blender separately. This includes the gasket seal, cutting blade, and locking ring. Just like with the jar of the blender, these items clean up well with soapy water. During this part of the cleaning process, it is important to take care around the sharp blades.
"Blenders are delicate instruments and require care as they are getting cleaned. The small pieces can beak easily, and can also cause cuts if a person is not careful. It is important to carefully inspect the blender when the cleaning process is complete to ensure that dried food did not get left behind in any small crevices of the machine, thus leaving the potential for decay and mold to occur," states a representative from Optimum Blender.
Once it is clear that the blender has been thoroughly cleaned and is dry enough to prevent mold from forming, the owner should take care to store the device properly. As blenders are delicate, it is quite possible that they will break should they accidentally get knocked off of a shelf or countertop. For a person who uses their blender daily, it is best to leave it in an easily accessible place in the kitchen, while still ensuring that it will not accidentally get knocked over during cooking. For those who typically only use their blender on a special occasion, it is advisable to store it safely away in a cabinet or other space.
For those who are short on time but still need to make sure that their blender got a thorough cleaning, this simple trick is the perfect solution: The individual should simply add hot water and a squeeze of detergent directly into the blender. Then, mix the two on high for about 15 seconds and rinse. This eliminates any leftover bits of fruit or peanut butter, while allowing the owner to avoid meticulously cleaning the small crevices in the machine. This is also a wise idea if a person does not want to run the dishwasher, but wants to ensure that their blender is available for use for tomorrow's breakfast.
"Regardless of how much time a smoothie enthusiast has during the day, it is always possible to give a blender the cleaning it needs in order to keep it clean and ready for the next day's delicious concoction," states a representative from Optimum Blender.