OK, so you’ve got your eye on one of those awesome immersion blenders but the only thing putting you off is the thought of cleaning it.
Cleaning an immersion blender definitely doesn’t need to be a hassle and, in fact, some people even say that it can be fun.
So, here’s a simple guide on how to clean immersion blenders and on how to store them so that your hard work doesn’t go to waste.
How To Clean Immersion Blenders Easily And Quickly
First, you’ll need an immersion blender. You can find our favorite immersion blenders here.
Assuming that’s taken care of, the next step is, of course, to make something tasty with your blender.
OK, now that your blender actually needs cleaning we’ve got a simple three step process to get it clean:
- Fill a tall glass (in which the immersion blender head will fit comfortably) about 75% full of soapy, warm water.
- Pop the blender in the glass and then run it for about 20 seconds with the head under water. If it’s not 100% clean after this, empty the glass, fill it with soapy water again and run it for another 20 seconds.
- Now, remove the blender from the power and dry it down with either a kitchen towel or a paper towel (hopefully, an eco-friendly towel).
But what if you don’t clean your blender when you use it but, instead, wait like a lazy person (me, on a Sunday morning, for example) and when you come back it’s coated in stuck-on-food?
If you have a dishwasher and your blender attachments are dishwasher safe? Use the dishwasher, it’s the easiest option.
And if you don’t have a dishwasher? Fill a bowl with warm soapy water and leave the attachments to soak for a while.
Then when you remove them from the water, go through our original cleaning process.
Note: Never run a blender’s body under water or dump it in water; this will ruin it. You can wipe it with a damp cloth to remove anything stuck to it.
If you find things are getting built up around the buttons or other hard to reach places on a blender use a soapy water-dipped cotton bud to clean them.
How To Store Your Immersion Blender To Protect It From Mold And Mildew
Finally, there’s no point cleaning the immersion blender if you leave it to collect mildew or mold when it’s in storage.
So, make sure it’s properly dry before you put it away. Then wrap the cord around the handle and pop it somewhere dust-free and where it won’t be exposed to moisture or high temperatures.
Final Thoughts On Cleaning Immersion Blenders
If you want an immersion blender to last just about forever, just follow these simple tips on how to clean immersion blenders and it should last for years and years.