An easy trick for cleaning your blender
After the scorcher that was the long weekend (hello summer!), I think it's finally safe to say that blender season has arrived. Whether I'm whipping up smoothies or daiquiris, I always pull mine out with a certain sense of dread, knowing that I'll need to clean all those strawberry seeds out of it later.
But, while catching up on some reading, I came across this brilliant and oh-so-easy tip from Lifehacker that almost guarantees the blender holding pride of place on my kitchen counter all summer long!
Instead of scrubbing all those finicky bits, or crossing your fingers that the dishwasher does the trick, when you're finished with your blender just toss in some hot water and a squeeze of liquid dish detergent. Blend it on high for 15 seconds, rinse, and it should be clean! After all, it's the blender's mixing that put the goop there in the first place.
If it's not clean after the first pass, try whirring your hot, soapy water mixture with different blend settings, including whatever one you used for your beverages.
Get more great cleaning tips in our spring cleaning guide (I promise, they'll work in summer too!)