Quick Tip #13: How to Clean a Blender The Easy Way

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When you're finished with the blender, pour some hot water inside and add a squeeze of liquid dish detergent. Then BLEND WITH SOAPY WATER on high for about 15 seconds. It's that easy! When you think about it, it's your blender's mixing that got the goop stuck in that unreachable place anyway. If you're not getting it all clean, try different blend settings—including whichever you used (ice crush, pulse) for mixing.