A hand blender, also known as immersion blenders are extremely easy to clean. One of the reasons why people opt for hand blender is that they are easy to use as well as clean.
Those with removable blending wands, in particular, can be cleaned without any trouble because they can be washed in a dishwasher, too. The simplest way to clean your blender is to swish it around in hot soapy water for a few seconds.
However, you may want to clean it more thoroughly once in a while to get rid of dirt and a buildup of old food residue from your electric hand blender.
How to Clean a Hand Blender
Step for Cleaning
- Unplug the appliance from the outlet.
- Remove the blender attachment.
- Immerse the attachment in hot water for a few minutes to loosen the food particles. Do the same with all the accessories.
- Soak a soft cloth or sponge in a solution of regular dish soap and warm water and wring it out to get off excess water. Wipe the attachment with this cloth and then rinse it with water. Clean all the accessories in the same way.
- In case dried and stubborn food particles are still stuck on the attachment then fill a bowl with hot water, add one or two drops of dish detergent, immerse the end of the blender in the bowl and switch it on. Instead of soapy water, you may use a mixture of equal parts of white vinegar and water as well.
- When it is clean, then remove the attachment again and place it on a dryer rack or keep it on a dish towel so that it can dry completely.
- Coming to the upper half of the blender that cannot be run under running water, wipe it down with a cloth dipped in white vinegar and allow it to dry.
- If there is build-up around the buttons, use a Q-tip to get rid of the gunk. In case it does not come off then dip a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and use it for cleaning.
You can use it to remove food particles, and residues from splashes stuck on the nooks and other hard to reach areas.
- Finally, wipe the electrical cord and coil it properly before storing your hand blender.
Stains and discolorations on the plastic body due to certain foods can be removed by wiping them off with vegetable oil before cleaning. So, you can put a little vegetable oil on a paper towel or cotton ball and rub it on the stain.
- You need not use abrasives and pointed objects for cleaning your electric hand blender.
- After using the blender, make sure you clean it by washing its end under hot water. Plus, before using, you can wipe it with a clean, damp cloth and dry it with a soft, absorbent cloth.
- Unless it is dishwasher safe, avoid washing the blender’s assembly in a dishwasher as it may reduce the sharpness of the blades.
- Make sure to assemble the blender correctly post-cleaning so that it does not collect dust and dirt when not in use.
- Do not immerse the motor unit of your hand blender in water as the water should not get into the interior.