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Can you wash your blender in the dishwasher?
It’s important to check whether the blender you are using is labeled as dishwasher safe. Even if it is, you should never place the base unit containing the motor in a dishwasher, or submerge it in water. Once you know these two things then you can make the decision as to whether you want to wash the remainder of the blender in your dishwasher.
Washing a blender in the dishwasher
Your blender will come apart, so that you can separate the different sections. You can place the body of your blender, together with the blade and lid, on the top shelf of the dishwasher. You should never put any rubber components, such as washers, in the dishwasher.
These rubber parts should be washed separately under the faucet. You should also wipe down the base section that contains the motor, with a damp cloth. Once the dishwasher cycle has ended you can then reassemble the blender.
Washing a blender by hand
Although, if your blender is dishwasher friendly, it can be washed in a dishwasher, you may prefer to wash by hand. This helps to prevent the scratches and blemishes that can appear after several washes in the dishwasher, and keeps it looking fresh.
Before you wash a blender by hand you should check if there are any dried items of food stuck to it. This can happen if a blender is left for a while after using without being cleaned, or if you have stored produce in it. It’s not a good idea to do this. You should always remove blended produce from the blender and store it in a suitable container.
If there is food stuck to the blender then it’s a good idea to put a solution of one part water to one part baking soda into the blender and run it. This can help with the removal of the food that’s stuck, before you commence the washing process.
If you are going to wash your blender by hand you will still need to take it to pieces so that you can properly clean each individual part, and so that you can ensure the base unit is not submerged in water, as this can cause damage to the motor.
You should wash all of the parts separately with a cloth, using warm soapy water, and being careful when washing the blades. You should wipe the base unit with a damp cloth. Once you have washed and dried the parts thoroughly you can reassemble the blender, and it’s ready to use again.
If your blender is dishwasher friendly then it can be washed on the top shelf of your dishwasher (except for the base unit). It can be just as quick to do the washing by hand, and this reduces the chance of your blender being scratched.
I do not have a dish washer so it would never occur to me. I would always wash mine by hand though.
Thanks for the tip about using 1 part baking soda and 1 part water for stuck on food. I hadn’t thought about doing that.
Carlee C says
I have always washed mine by hand as well. I just never thought to put mine in there either because it is so big.
Interesting! Thank you for sharing. I did not know this.
These are great tips! I am so busy all the time that this would be a great time-saver! Plus I use a blender all the time for green smoothies in the morning. Thanks!