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VIDEO: Clean your blender the easy way

Did you know, we rarely clean our blenders? BUT we always rinse them right after we blend. This keeps them pretty clean throughout the week. Yet sometimes they do need some extra love (and soap is a good way to do that). And that’s when we let the blender do the cleaning (just like in the video above).



Here’s three quick steps to clean your blender the easy way:

Step 1: Add Soap + Hot Water

Fill up your blender about ½ way with warm water and a quick squirt of liquid soap.


Step 2: Blend

Put your lid on the blender (don’t forget to do this!) and place onto base. Turn your machine on and let ‘er rip for a few seconds and watch the magic happen.


Step 3: Rinse

Rinse the soapy, foamy water after you’re done blending so you can see your pitcher sparkle (and avoid that extra “clean” taste next time you blend)!




Does your blender need some extra elbow grease to make her shine again?

If you notice a foggy film appearing on your blender pitcher (this can happen on most plastic blenders), simply give it a gentle scrub with a sponge, warm water, and a dab of baking soda. It should clear up in no time!

Jen’s Vitamix never gets the foggy film on it, and she’s wondering if it’s because she uses coconut oil in most of her green smoothies. Anyone else feel the same way?


How do you keep your blender sparkling clean?


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  1. Brooke

    March 5th, 2015 at 9:03 am

    OMG- Life changer! Why didn’t I think of that?! Thank you for the tip. My blender thanks you too 😉

  2. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    March 6th, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Awesome! Happy to help!

  3. Rosanna

    March 5th, 2015 at 9:09 am

    This is great! Yes my blender cups get a foggy film on them even after washing and I blame the coconut oil in my morning coffee as well! It’s worth it though, can’t have my coffee any other way now!

  4. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    March 6th, 2015 at 9:06 am


  5. Holli

    March 5th, 2015 at 9:13 am

    The Vitamix demo guy suggested throwing in a little orange peel and/or vinegar to help cut the grease when cleaning.

  6. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    March 6th, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Great tip!

  7. Traci

    March 5th, 2015 at 9:26 am

    The video is the way I clean my blender…but once in a while if there is a stubborn flake of something left, I gently use my son’s old bottle brush to get to it.

  8. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    March 6th, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Hey Traci, Great tip! Bottle brushes work too. 🙂

  9. hilary cracknell

    March 5th, 2015 at 10:39 am

    I always do this, I can’t imagine not cleaning my blender after each use, it’s so quick. No foggy film either 🙂

  10. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    March 6th, 2015 at 9:07 am

    🙂 We love having a foggy free blender. 🙂

  11. Sybil

    March 5th, 2015 at 10:54 am

    That is just how I clean the vitamix. Sometimes in addition I use a little brush or sponge.

  12. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    March 6th, 2015 at 9:07 am


  13. Julie

    March 5th, 2015 at 11:22 am

    my blender has an auto cleaner option, i fill it up half way like showed but usually without soap (i only make smoothies anyway) so easy

  14. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    March 6th, 2015 at 9:08 am

    🙂 That’s awesome!

  15. Sherry

    March 5th, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Sometimes a put a little baking soda in the blender with the soap – works like a CHARM!!

  16. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    March 6th, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Great. 🙂

  17. April

    March 5th, 2015 at 11:52 am

    I’m with Brooke – life changer! I used to rinse it really well, but I put ground flax in my smoothies and that sticks to the sides, making so I need to actually scrub. With this method, the blending does the scrubbing for me! 🙂

    Thanks a bunch!

  18. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    March 6th, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Cheers, April!

  19. Emsoo

    March 5th, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Wow; I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. I’ve tried all these things and nothing works for me.

  20. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    March 6th, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Do you have a Vitamix?

  21. Diane

    March 5th, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    What Brooke said!

  22. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    March 6th, 2015 at 9:14 am


  23. Joy

    March 5th, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    I have tried baking soda, vinegar and others. I still have the foggy film on them. No luck here. 🙁

  24. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    March 6th, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Do you have a Vitamix, Joy? Have you tried calling them?

  25. Wendy

    March 5th, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Soap and hot water are great for a daily cleaning. For a deep clean, I use vinegar, baking soda, and course salt.

    My issue is that, in the past, I’ve made a smoothie with turmeric, got called away and left the smoothie in the container for a few hours, and now the container is stained greenish yellow. I can get the container completely clean, but that stain still remains.

  26. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    March 6th, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Hey Wendy,

    I think you just gave Vitamix a great new product idea, tinted jars. 🙂

  27. Isabelle

    March 5th, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    I rinse my vitamix and add the lemon rinds from my morning warm lemon water if my blender is looking foggy — clears it up right away + it’s all natural!

  28. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    March 6th, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Truth! 🙂 Love it!

  29. Eleanor

    March 5th, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    I use hot soap water and it works, can I ask what is with coconut oil and coffee.

  30. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    March 6th, 2015 at 9:16 am

    I will ask Jen. 🙂 It is a popular request. 🙂

  31. JHanna

    March 5th, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    I am with Eleanor i want to know more about your coffee with butter and coconut oil 🙂

  32. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    March 6th, 2015 at 9:16 am


  33. Melanie G

    March 5th, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    I use coconut oil in my smoothies everyday and my vitamix is cloudy. Thanks for the tip on cleaning it up 🙂

  34. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    March 6th, 2015 at 9:16 am

    🙂 Happy to help. 🙂

  35. Trish

    March 5th, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Cleaning the blender this way was a MAJOR selling point for me in deciding to buy a Vitamix. It’s so quick and when the water gets hot after blending I use the water to get rid of all that gunk that sticks to the blender cap.

  36. Stephen Delach

    March 5th, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Water – dash of Cascade-run on high 30 sec and rinse well

  37. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    March 6th, 2015 at 9:18 am


  38. Tatiana Escalada

    March 5th, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    So simple, so genius! Thanks 🙂

  39. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    March 6th, 2015 at 9:38 am

    We love simple!

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