What To do About My “Cloudy” Blender Jar
Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: I love my Vitamix / Blendtec, but the jar gets cloudy. What do I do?
Ways to Clean a Cloudy Blender Jar
In this article:
- Lemon Juice and Baking Soda
- Vinegar And Baking Soda
- Powdered Dishwasher Detergent
- Wash And Dry By Hand
Answer: This is what Blendtec customer service says:
Tip #1: Lemon Juice and Baking Soda
Juice of 1 lemon, 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda, and some water. Then, run to speed ten and scrub with a non-scratch sponge.
Tip #2: Vinegar And Baking Soda
Put 3 tablespoons baking soda in the blender jar, followed with ½ cup white vinegar, and enough hot water to fill the jar. Let soak for 1 hour and rinse.
Tip #3: Powdered Dishwasher Detergent
Dissolve 2 tablespoons powdered dishwasher detergent into enough hot water to fill the jar. Let soak for 1 hour and rinse.
Tip #4: Wash And Dry By Hand
Avoid putting blender jars through the dishwasher, which can scratch up and cloud hard plastics. Instead, thoroughly rinse your blender jar immediately after use, and dry quickly with a soft cloth to avoid spots.
Tip #5: Lemons
To get smells out of your blender jar, grinding up a whole lemon works as it does for your garbage disposal. Cut the lemon into pieces, place it in the blender jar, add a bit of water, put the lid on, and grind it on the lowest setting. Let it sit 10 minutes, and rinse out.
Do you have your own tips on how to clean a blender? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on August 22, 2012, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.