How to Clean a Blendtec Blender – Simple Guide with 10 Photos

As we all know blenders can get really messy. They require our inmediate attention so they can’t be filed in the “clean later” pile. In this article, we are going to show you how to clean a Blendtec blender in 10 easy steps with pictures.

Blendtec Blender total blender

Blendtec is one of the most popular brands of blenders. Some of the best chefs in the world prefer them so it is a great reference to their build quality.

In the following picture you can see how dirty they end up after one use. if we don’t clean them inmediately this food can get really stuck to the walls of the jar. Making them very difficult to remove.

Used Blendtec blender jar

How to Clean a Blendtec Blender – Step by Step

Cleaned Blendtec Blender

Blendtec blender almost clean themselves. You just have to do some simple steps after each use and they are good as clean.

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Step 1: Rinse the Jar

Rinse Blendtec blender jar

Rinse the jar with fresh water. if done inmediately after each use, the food remains will be easy to remove.

Step 2: Add a drop of Dish Soap

Add dish soap to Blendtec blender jar

Add a drop of dish soap to the jar.

Step 3: Add Water to the Jar

Add water Blendtec blender jar

Add fresh water to the jar and fill it half way.

Step 5: Run the Blendtec blender for 10 seconds

Run Blendtec blender

Run the blender with the mix of water and dish soap for 10 seconds. This mix will help loosen any grease and food particles still left after doing the first step of rinsing the jar.

Step 6: Discard the water

Discard water Blendtec blender

Discard the water and soap mix in the kitchen sink.

Step 7: Air Dry the Jar and Lid

Air dry Blendtec blender

Rinse the jar again to remove any soap left. Place the jar and lid over a dry towel and let it air dry.

Step 8: Deep Clean with Baking Soda and Lemon

Baking Soda and lemon to clean Blendtec blender

If your Blendtec jar still has some stains or hard to remove food stuck-on, grab a lemon and some baking soda. Squeeze the lemon inside the jar. Add 3 tablespoons of baking soda to the jar. Add warm water and fill half way.

Step 9: Run the Blender for 10 second

Blendtec blender

Run the blender with the baking soda, lemon and water mix for 10 seconds. Let it sit for 3 minutes.

Step 10: Scrub with a Soft Cloth

Soft cloth to dry Blendtec blender

Discard the mix in the kitchen sink and scrub with a nin-abrasive soft cloth. The mix should help loosen any food stuck-on and stains should be easily removed with the soft cloth.

Tips and Tricks

  • Do not submerge jar under water for more than five minutes. Water can penetrate the gasket seal around the blade, reducing the efficiency of the blender blade. 
  • Always unplug the Blendtec base when cleaning the main body unit.
  • Never submerge the Blendtec main body unit in water or any other liquid.
  • Never add boiling water to the blender jar. Maximum temperature of ingredients or water in the jar should not exceed 115°F.
  • Do not use a scouring pad, meta utensils or other abrasive material or cleanser to clean the Blendtec jar or any other part of the blender. Use a washcloth or soft sponge. 

FAQs on How to Clean a Blendtec Blender

How do I restore my Blendtec jar?

If your Blendtec jar has stains you can add 3 tablespoons of baking soda, juice of 1 lemon and some water and run it for 10 seconds. Scrub with a soft cloth and this should remove the stains.

How do you clean a plastic Blendtec blender jar?

You can clean the jar with warm soapy water and a soft cloth or non-abrasive sponge. Rinse the jar and let it air dry. it is dishwasher safe but we don’t recommend it as the high temperature may damge the plastic.

Can you put a Blendtec jar in dishwasher?

yes, you can place the Blendtec jar in the dishwasher but it is not recommended as the high temperatures may warp the plastic. It is a lot safe to hand-wah the jar.

How do you get rid of cloudy film in Blendtec blender?

Use white vinegar. Pour 1 cup of white vinegar in the jar. Add water and fill the jar to half capacity.let the mix soak for 8 hours. Discard the mixtrue in the kitchen sink. With a soft cloth scrub the jar walls to remove any remaining residue.

How to clean a Blendtec blender base?

The Blendtec blender base doesn’t has to be cleaned often. You can clean it once every 6 months. With a damp cloth, wipe all sides and bottom to remove any dust. If any stubborn stains, you can use a soft birstle toothbrush to scrub the side and then wipe away with a damp cloth. never immerse the Blendtec base in water or any other liquid.

Final Thoughts

As you can see cleaning your Blendtec blender should not take more than 10 minutes. It is very important to do the basic cleaning after each use so that food has no time of really sticking to the side os the jar or blade.

By maintaining regular cleaning of your Blendtec blender you are ensuring to have it working at it’s otpimal performance for the long run.

If the blender you have is not from the Blendtec brand you can follow our specific guide for the following brands:

  1. Black and Decker
  2. Ninja
  3. Nutribullet
  4. Oster
  5. Vitamix