Your blender is one of the most used items in your kitchen, right? From making a smoothie, to a milkshake or grinding ingredients to make a paste or puree, you always need it at hand.

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But sometimes you may find that it is leaking, the blades get jammed, gunk forms under the blades etc. So, what do you do in such cases to keep your blender in the most perfect condition? Well, go ahead and continue reading this article to find out more!

How to Maintain Your Blender Properly?

1. Prevent blender blades from jamming

Always cut your items into smaller pieces before blending it. This can help make the blending process easier and prevent the blender blades from getting jammed.

2. Clean blender in secs

Just add few drops of soap in the blender jar with water and blend on high for few secs to clean the blender jars easily.

3. Use blenders with metal

Blenders with metal blades and metal bases are always better and more recommended. Blenders that come in plastic may function well initially, but may not last a long time, as compared to blenders made of metal and has metal fixings.

4. Fix leaks by getting replacements

If you find that your blender is leaking, it could be a crack in your blender jar or a loose sealing ring. Make sure to get a replacement as soon as possible and discontinue its usage until then.

5. Sharpen your blender blades

Sharpening your blades can be done from time to time professionally. But in case you want to sharpen your blades any time, you can add a cup of coarse salt into the blender and turn it on. Let it run for a few secs. Repeat 2-3 times. This will help sharpen the dull blender blades.

6. Reduce blender noise

Place a thick kitchen towel under your blender to lessen the vibration and help absorb some of the noise from the motor.

7. Add in a liquid while blending harder items

Even after you’ve added smaller pieces of the harder items into the blender and you find that it isn’t blending smoothly, just add in some liquid to ensure a smooth blending process.

8. Keep the blender plug unplugged when not in use

Keeping your blender unplugged when not in use is always recommended. It can help save electricity, for one, but it can also help extend the lifespan of your blender as well.

9. Remove blender stains

Mix 4 cups water and 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide. Let this mixture sit in your container for a few hours and then rinse really well. Or make a paste of baking soda with water and apply it on the blender jars. Give it a scrub with a non abrasive brush or cloth. After giving your container a good rinse, place it out in the sun for a few hours. Watch the stains disappear! 

Blender Food Hacks

1. Decant Wine

Pouring your recently purchased young wine into a kitchen blender. Use the highest-power setting to blend for 30-60 seconds. Blending the red wine aerates it by breaking up the CO2 bubbles formed on top of the wine.

2. Best scrambled eggs

To make the fluffies scrambled eggs, Blend 2-4 eggs, letting the machine whir for just 3 to 5 seconds, until the eggs are totally uniform and a bit frothy.  The blender aerates the eggs. Similar to how when a baker beats egg whites to add air and create soft or stiff peaks.

3. Butter in blender

Pour heavy cream into your blender and let it stand until warmed to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Blend until the cream separates: Turn on the blender and let it blend the cream past the “whipped cream” stage, until big crumbs appear — that’s the butter!